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US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger  
User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2321 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8070 times:

Since there's all this merger talk, how about this?

US merges with Delta, United and Continental hook up, and AA and NW hook up, then they all merge together and we call it:

Normerideltitedental Airways

 sly   duck 


I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6486 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8049 times:

I once thought of a three-way merger of DL/NW/CO. A merger that you describe would be a total monopoly, and would NEVER be approved.


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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8028 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 1):
I once thought of a three-way merger of DL/NW/CO. A merger that you describe would be a total monopoly, and would NEVER be approved.

I'm well aware of that. Note my emoticons at the end, they denote that I was not being serious at all and very much joking. Big grin



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineAEflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7964 times:

I really do believe that Conteltedicanornus better captures the essence of commercial aviation in the states.

Slogans could include;

"You'll be Content with Conteltedicarnornus"
"Our planes are enormous, on Conteltedicarnornus"
"We're Conteltedicarnooooornus, and We Work Hard to Know Why It's Time to Fly With Us, and It Shows!"


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7931 times:

Quote:
"You'll be Content with Conteltedicarnornus"
"Our planes are enormous, on Conteltedicarnornus"
"We're Conteltedicarnooooornus, and We Work Hard to Know Why It's Time to Fly With Us, and It Shows!"

All sung to the tune of "Supercalifragelisticexpealidocious"  rotfl 



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7903 times:

Quoting AEflyguy (Reply 3):
"We're Conteltedicarnooooornus, and We Love to Work Hard to Know Why It's Time to Fly With Us, and It Shows!"

And yet WN would still be more profitable because of their oil commodities business...  Wink

Poor F9, AS and FL. Left in the dust...



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7881 times:

I think it would be great... hubs in JFK, IAD, MIA, DFW, LAX, SEA, DEN, ORD... it truly would be an "American" Airline...


Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7866 times:

Otherwise known as Ameriflot...

-SOAC



Non Illegitimi Carborundum
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Quoting JBo (Thread starter):
Normerideltitedental Airways

And they'll spin off their low cost leisure route carrier:

Norm!!

And the regional airline: Normerideltitedental JetConnect EagleExpress

But we'll all just call it NJE.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7802 times:

Quoting JBo (Thread starter):
Normerideltitedental Airways



Quoting AEflyguy (Reply 3):
Conteltedicanornus

Think of trying to fit all those letters on an aircraft. Start writing on one side, wrap around the tail and keep going.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 8):
Normerideltitedental JetConnect EagleExpress

Same thing for the RJ's? Except wrap around the a/c twice with a name like that.

lol.


User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7759 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 1):
I once thought of a three-way merger of DL/NW/CO. A merger that you describe would be a total monopoly, and would NEVER be approved.

How would it be a TOTAL monopoly with SW carrying 33% of domestic traffic? Even though it would never be approved.



Tailwinds!!!
User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7699 times:

There have been some published reports that because of NW's golden shares in CO and the resulting ability by NW to block deals with CO, it would be difficult for CO to merge with anyone except NW.

Although the US is geographically different than most other countries, few other countries have more than two legacy carriers and two LCCs. I can see regulators allowing as few as four remaining legacy carriers, maybe even three, providing that none dominate the entire market.

Certain combinations would probably require divesting some routes, as in the case of US/DL, they would probably have to divest part of their Northeast shuttles. The weakest combination would be granted those routes.


User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7690 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 7):
Otherwise known as Ameriflot...

With a name like that, I'd fly them.



-Travel now, journey infinitely.
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7655 times:

DL+NW+CO would not be a monopoly by any stretch of the imagination.

It would only dominate airports it already dominates in three parts.

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 12):
With a name like that, I'd fly them.

Amerifly
FlyAmerica
All American Airways
American Flight Systems
United America Airplane Related Company



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7655 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 7):
Otherwise known as Ameriflot...

And Delta would provide the livery  Silly . After all, their livery isn't called Deltaflot for nothing  duck .


User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7625 times:

Quoting JBo (Thread starter):
Normerideltitedental Airways

Nah, call it Air America. Oh, wait isn't that a radio station?  stirthepot 


User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7335 times:

Does that mean the merged airline would join the OneStarSkyWorldTeam Alliance?

User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

Quoting MMEPHX (Reply 16):
Does that mean the merged airline would join the OneStarSkyWorldTeam Alliance?

Yes.

Which means that the airline would codeshare with nearly ever major airline in the world.

Talk about convenience!



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4050 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

Quoting Helvknight (Reply 15):
Nah, call it Air America. Oh, wait isn't that a radio station?

Nah, lets call it AirUSA as opposed to Air Canada, and have it become a nationalized industry just like conrail was and Amtrack now is and no jobs will be lost and everyone belongs to a union. SOCIALISM RULES!  duck   duck 



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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7268 times:

I would sign up for their frequent flyer program. Imagine the points you'd rack up!

But I would sign up for the LCCs program as well, once they merge and form Southbluefrontran

(to be renamed Southbluefrontran Am once they swallow up a certain Trenton-based skidmark of an operation)


User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7246 times:

AS, F9, B6, FL and HA could merge and form Alasuletieraiian-Tran


How about this, TWA, Eastern, Western, PSA, Pan-Am and Piedmont

Transstern Westific Ammont


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7148 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 19):
(to be renamed Southbluefrontran Am once they swallow up a certain Trenton-based skidmark of an operation)

 rotfl 
"skidmark of an operation", never heard a more appropriate term for Pan Am Mk IV, or V, or whichever version it is these days.


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6998 times:

Central America could get into the mix and have a new merged airline called "Copatacalasca". I always thought that had a nice ring to it.


Uncle SAN at your service!
User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1612 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6967 times:

How about Ameriflop?

In the case of F9, FL, and B6, I think jetFrontierTran has a nice ring to it.

How about that new Columbus based outfit? Skybus, I think. They should merge with Virgin America, forming AmericaSkyVirgin. They could have a great paint scheme, combining Skybus' orange/yellow fuselage with Virgin America's red tail.

[Edited 2006-11-17 17:15:08]


Hey Swifty
User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6918 times:

How about calling the new mega-carrier MonopolyAir. If you pass through ATL, ORD or LAX, deduct $200 from your airfare.  Smile

25 BAW716 : Not a prayer that this kind of deal would ever get approved by the DOT. baw716
26 Futurecaptain : Would there be anywhere else to connect if this goes through? What if I fly ATL-ORD-LAX? Do I save $600 then? lol.
27 Post contains images JBo : Must you rain on our fun? I'm surprised no one's discussed what kind of livery it would have. Probably just all-white with a symbolic middle finger o
28 AndrewUber : I suppose that would be the airline version of Conrail...
29 SonOfACaptain : Naw, rumor has it UA is selling Ted off to Virgin America to create... Virgin Ted. -SOAC
30 MichiganMAN : and southwest still is more profitable than them
31 YOW : So this would become the real version of ConAir and not just some fictitious movie, lol. Only if you take the money from the 'Community Chest' small-
32 SSTsomeday : Now... give us ALL your money.
33 Post contains images Jammin : You guys are way too funny. Thanx for the many laughs (odd looks from co-workers)...
34 Steeler83 : you mean PanAm Imposter airlines? Now that is funny!!!
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