Imkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1297 times:
From planebusiness.com, user "El Lobo":
"The details of the AMR/TWA deal insures no fragmentation of USAirways. United will give up just 3 gates at DCA, 4 gates at BOS,
and 5 gates plus 40 slots at LGA. AMR also gets half the shuttle and 49% of DCAir. This is about what was expected in concessions although there could be more coming as the DOJ has not officially signed off on the new deal. The only surprise was the sale of half of the shuttle to AMR."
Also, how will UAL replace the 86 U F100s, Maddogs, and RR 752s being sold to AA? Will TWAs A320X pass on to UA? Will TWA sell its 27 PW 752s to UA, err rather transfer the leases? What will happen to TW's PW powered 767s-- will those go to UA as well?
This is --certainly-- something that can be discussed on and on.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1256 times:
I want to say this about Shuttle:
What UA wanted from the USA merger is US Airways Shuttle. They wanted that segmant flying between Boston, New York and Washington. Now, with the new AA merger, UA looses half of its wanted Shuttle operations. I guess half is better thn none, but this new merger with AA and TWA hurts United in the long run.
Now on the other hand, if the AA-TWA merger goes through, I dont see any reason why the government wouldn't oppose United's buy-out. UA would still get USA's hubs, but half of shuttle.