9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8 Posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
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If the mergers are continued there will be very boring
to watch and take photos of acft.
Your log would look like this (for USA):
United, United, American, United, American, United,
United, American, American,United,American, American, I can't believe it is United again, no not United again, American....
mergers destroy diversity on your airport
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
Falcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1227 times:
Slow down everyone. It will take quite a bit of cooperation and salemanship from airline employees, state governments and many others before these potential mergers are approved by the DOJ and we see an American 747 or United A330. Although possible, the paint shops aren't cleaning their brushes just yet.
My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
There's always hope. Don't forget the international airlines serving many major US cities. Besides, I don't think we will see four major carriers and no smaller ones any time soon. At least I hope not.
As for boring spotting...imagine the Soviet Union...Aeroflot, Aeroflot, Aeroflot, Aeroflot, Aeroflot, Aeroflot, Aeroflot...
Gwa2024 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
Just like spotting becomes boring, imagine the quality of service! Imagine that -- all flight attendants wear the same uniforms, belong to the same one union, and just like postal workers one day start turning discrental.
United buys US Airways
American merges with Northwest
United buys TWA and scraps it
American buys Delta
United buys Southwest
American buys Midway
United buys JetBlue
American and United merge...
Imagine that you stand in the ticket line for the overbooked flight of "The United American Airlines" B757-200 in a 250 seat single class; there is no seat for you, and since there is no other flight today, you're stranded on the airport. Hotel accomodation? Forget about it!
Don't like it? Why don't you then get you bags and go to Armtrack or Greyhoud!
I never get how could DOT aprove Boeing acquisition of McDonnel Douglas which consequently scrapped its commercial division, but spends so much time hunting Microsoft because of its OS that is not the only one on market.
Hmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2109 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
In Canada we had a merger between Air Canada and Canadian. Now we have only one national airline instead of two. Does that make spotting only half as fun? No. What is more interesting (albeit temporarily) than a Canadian Airlines 737-200 with an Air Canada logo on the tail?
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
1. I hate the idea of all these mergers. As I suggested to the guy who wanted names for a new airline, it's going to be United and "Not United" if things keep going this way. However I think that the "little upstarts" are probably going to be more successful just because of the American tendency to rebel against the big guy.
2. To Hmmm.... -- Yeah but if there's only one airline, isn't that airline going to focus on a smaller number of airplane designs to fill its needs? You may be able to see a lot of different models right now, but I bet within a few years Air Canada will have significantly chipped away at the variety. Then it will be 319, Dash 8, 319, 319, 319, Dash 8, 757, Dash 8, Dash 8, 319....