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Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?  
User currently offlineStyle From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3393 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 Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

what is being discussed here?

DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineStyle From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3234 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 United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2940 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Talk about putting the cart before the horse...

User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3214 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 United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3043 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 United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3024 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 United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2967 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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