ATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1029 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3998 times:
There was just an article on Yahoo the other day discussing the US is moving quickly toward allowing foreign investment in US airlines. It went on to discuss how for the first time it would allow European airlines and US airlines to merge and specifically went on to mention CO as a takeover target.
I am surprised we have not discussed this more on here than we have. Instead we have talked about UA and CO merging and etc. I think there is much more likelihood of seeing us lose several of our famed US airlines to the Europeans (although they may still operate under US names).
The article also went on to mention a merger between United and Lufthansa because of their close working relationship.
Who do you guys think could and WILL possibly marry with a European airline? I personally could see AA and BA first. IMHO the airline would continue operating under both brand names.
I wouldn't see it like that. If it helps the US airlines to become stronger, it can only be a good thing. As for BA/AA, severaly competition hurdles, espeically over trans-atlantic flying, would need to be passed before they could merge.