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Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?  
User currently offlineStyle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3397 times:

Although there is no concrete evidence to support the merger itself, except for 'inside sources', if a CO/UA merger were to happen who better to run the new airline than Gordon himself? The man turned CO upside down and made it one of the best carriers we have in the skies today.

The other two candidates would obviously be Glen Tilton or Larry Kellner. Being that it looks like CO is the one pursuing the merger its safe to assume Kellner would take the helm. Kellner was originally perceived by employees as a numbers guy but has done alot to change that perception.

It might be wishful thinking but it would be nice to have Bethune CEO of what would become the USA's largest airline. The only thing that seems to be going against him is his age, which I think is 63/64. Of course, most big corporations have mandatory retirement ages for top officers.

One can only hope...

[Edited 2006-08-12 20:01:56]

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User currently offlineDALelite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3263 times:

what is being discussed here?

DALelite


User currently offlineStyle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3238 times:

Quoting DALelite (Reply 2):
what is being discussed here?

If a merger were to happen who would be a good fit to run the new company other than the two obvious candidates, Kellner or Tilton. My vote goes for Bethune.


User currently offlineBigGSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3218 times:

Talk about putting the cart before the horse...

User currently offlinePositiverate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3218 times:

Quoting Style (Reply 4):
If a merger were to happen who would be a good fit to run the new company other than the two obvious candidates, Kellner or Tilton. My vote goes for Bethune.

IF is the operative word, which makes your thread title misleading.

Quoting Style (Thread starter):
Being that it looks like CO is the one pursuing the merger its safe to assume Kellner would take the helm.

CO is pursuing a merger with UA based upon what information??


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

They shouldn't go w/ UA. The fleet commentality would be an issue, with UA's Airbus fleet, and CO's all boeing fleet. Also, there would be some overlap along the east coast with IAD and EWR. CO should go with AS, and UA with US(or remain alone).

User currently offlineStyle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 4):
CO is pursuing a merger with UA based upon what information??

CNBC ran a piece on Friday August 11th talking about how both carriers were in possible talks and CO was the pursuing carrier. They also made mention of the Businessweek article that had an "insider" close to both sides saying there was talk between the two.


User currently offlineGigneil From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 5):
The fleet commentality would be an issue,

Why?

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 5):
Also, there would be some overlap along the east coast with IAD and EWR.

What kind of overlap?

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 5):
CO should go with AS, and UA with US(or remain alone).

You don't see any overlap with IAD, PHL, and CLT?

N


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