Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
We can't really count the US/HP situation yet because that's still playing out, although it will be interesting to see what happens 5 or 10 years hence.
Anyway my question is this:
Out of all the mergers that have happened over the years, what legacy or remnants of those now dead airlines still exist? As we all know, some now defunct airlines have absolutely no traces left of them whatsoever. (think Reno Air, PSA, or AirCal).
Western Airlines: Still lives on through Delta's massive SLC hub.
Ditto for PEOPLExpress and New York Air with CO's EWR hub.
Republic is hard to forget with all of their DC-9's now painted as Northwest clogging the gates at MSP, DTW, and MEM.
Pan Am sort of lives on through Uniteds massive Pacific routes and Deltas trans-Atlantic routes.
Valujet exists today as AirTran, despite having bought out the original Air Tran and taking on their name.
What about TWA? Is there anything left of them anywhere?
Yes and no. Shortly after that merger, then DL CEO Ronald Allen squandered DL's presence in LAX and his successor Leo Mullin then destoyed what was left. Under Jerry Grinstien, he has remaximized what he had envisioned for SLC as Western CEO, but DL has much to do down at LAX to get back what they had there under the Western banner.
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AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
Republic was already brought up, but back when Republic was formed from North Central, Southern, and Hughes Airwest, MSP and DTW were holdover North Central hubs (among others since lost like ORD), and MEM was a holdover Southern hub. Today they form the domestic backbone of NW's route map. The Hughes Airwest hubs are all gone except for getting NW flights from NW hubs.
The orginal CO had a huge presence out west before the Texas Intl merger that started creating what eventually went into CO merging with Peoples and Frontier.....what a horrid fleet and livery time that was, brown planes, red planes, white planes! But the original CO was quite large in the west long before Peoples was thought of.
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