Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1607 times:
No offense me, but no one would want to buy FL out. If they want the 712s, they could get them fron TW; and no major would want an airline in ATL that wasn't DL. The only possibility is that CO would buy them out, then kepp the lf ops going until merger mania is over to get DL off their backs.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
You didnt hear about the rumor that we aquired 4 of DL's L-1011s in exchange for all 30 of our DC-9s... I just love the rumors that people hear and repeat... I heard the ATA thing.. Airways mentioned FL and Frontier going together in their article on our buddy Joe Corr, I heard the ATA rumor, and talked to people at ATA that heard the same rumor. I dont think it would make sense, really two completley differnt concepts. but they heard it also.. But we gotta remember that FL and J7 were two completley differnt companys.
J7 was a hub and spoke airline compeating head to head with the majors. The old FL was a point to point system flying to cities outside of big cities... ISP, BMI etc...
Who knows, the day I see an L-1011 taxi over ramp 3 in FL colors I will commit my self to the nuthouse...