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More Curious Rumors - CO To Bid For TWA Assets?  
User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1772 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

What does TWA have that CO could possibly want?

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User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Slots and gates my boy!

While, TWA isn't the largest carrier in the country, it once was, and remnants of that error are still held by TWA, some good (slots, gates at congested airports) some bad (antiquated work rules, old planes etc...).

TWA owns 17 gates at JFK, 7 at SFO, 4 at LGA, 4 at PHL, 2 at DCA, and 2 at BOS.


TWA holds 84 slots at JFK, 51 slots at LGA, and 33 at DCA.

Also, TW has plenty of mech capacity with a large overhaul base in LA that has room for 3 narrowbody planes and 3 widebody planes.


User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2602 times:

...as time goes on. AIR-21 is gradually supposed to lift the restrictions at all slot-controlled airports except DCA. However the maintenance base might be a plum, especially for resale. Same with the JFK gates; CO won't need them...

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17568 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

The real value to CAL (which is what they're most likely to get) are TWA's gates at LGA.

CAL needs those gates (which are in the concourse adjacent to CAL's) for their RJ expansion at LGA.

The slots would help their position as well.

AA does not need those gates at LGA,because if UAL buys USair (which is a big part of the AA-TWA deal) then UAL would move out of the main Terminal building at LGA and into Usair's terminal.Thus freeing up UAL's gates for AA.

CAL's EWR-Tel Aviv service is very successful,so I wouldn't be suprised if they went after TWA's JFK-Tel Aviv route to compliment their EWR service.

I don't think they would be interested in any of TWA's gates at JFK,they (CAL) are better off in the new Terminal 4 (where they are now) which will be finished this year or early next.

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