Pvdcmhoz From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1807 times:
Hopefully UA will gain the A gates and bulldoze that "lovely" Concourse G. Any word on who will be getting DH's gates in the B concourse? Maybe we will see UA 170s in the B gates in the not so distant future.
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2198 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
It does look that proceedings are on track for the auction on Tuesday in the Delaware court. Bids were closed on Dec 16...UAL made a sealed bid and apparently Mesa did also....both rumored to be only for some of FLYI's pieces and not the carrier as a whole. There was a rumor of Virgin and the operating certificate but that has pretty much disappeared. That seems to be the sum total of bidders willing to be identified....if there are others their plans have not been disclosed.
This morning's announcement confirmed those rumors by stating there was not a qualified bidder for the airline as a whole. The furlough and announced shutdown can only speed the acquisition of those assets and so one can believe that this is all being done with the quiet tacit approval of the court, creditors, and bidders.
As for who get's what...rumors of UA taking A for Ted and UAXs are out there as well as Mesa taking the rj's due to the low lease rates FLYI got on them in Feb of this past year. The airbus fleet is not engine compatible to the majority of current US operators as well as upcoming Virgin America...UAL and Spirit do match up however.
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1677 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
I think UA should buy some flyi trucks and make TV commercials with them...
Tight in shot of a flyi truck driving on the ramp at IAD with some nice music in the background. Then a voice over that says: "This is what happens when you mess with United"...at the same time the truck gets crushed by a mobile lounge that comes out of nowhere. "United crushed Independence" Then some hard rock music and fade to the UA logo.
Same voice-over and tight in shot, except ghost ride a flyi truck behind a taxiing 777 similar to the infamous video at SFO, but add a voice over after it gets blown away to the effect of "United blew away flyi's competition".
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