Speedbird0125 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15074 times:
to make sure again, DL has merged with NW, and they decided to keep their name as 'Delta' for their new company and put their headquarter in Atlanta. Does it mean that NW will be totally gone? or they will keep their own metals and fly seperatre just like AF and KL?
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15025 times:
Neil, I was just saying, DL-NW will attempt to own the Southeast by closing down MEM (or scaling down over the years), while protecting MEM defensively. This will allow them to preserve 90% of the revenue they were getting at MEM, without the cost of actually flying the flights. They will just send those pax over to ATL! And US will gain at CLT, as well.
Anytime we get rid of a player, such as DL in the Midwest at CVG, the degree of competition falls and prices will rise. In particular, the 2 companies can make more money together than separate. Think of DL-NW's new position at IND for example. Won't they be able to consolidate their power at IND significantly? Yes. Their revenues will improve.
This is the same thing US had in mind when they bid for DL. By shutting off the domestic competition, great profits can be made, and huge costs can be cut. They weren't spreading out geographically. They were deepening their control over a region to "serve it better" and serve themselves bigger profits.
Mah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14812 times:
Interesting that the widget on DL's latest paint scheme and the arrow on Northwest's latest scheme both point in the same direction. The road ahead for these two airlines will be an adventure at the very least. Hopefully, things work out for the best.
I do think that US and AA will be fine by themselves for now if both CO/UA and DL/NW merge. Smaller companies are much easier to adapt to change than a company the size of these two suggested mergers.
Alitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4787 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14718 times:
Having been absently quiet on this front over the last week or so and since the announcement, there isn't much to add that my buddy Jetlanta hasn't already added.
If people think about this differently, rather than allow pride to cloud their judgement, this is a win-win across the board for employees, shareholders, customers and communities.
Current aspects of the aviation marketplace in the US and around the globe meant carriers in the US needed to drastically change the way they operate. Congrats to DL and NW for seeing this so quickly and moving on it.
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5316 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14696 times:
I am not sure how I feel about this yet. I mean, I am all for it if it is going to keep the employees of both airlines employed. I am all for it if it is going to prosper the company. I am all for it if it is going to help the industry.
I am not sure about losing another name though (me being selfish of course). Northwest has a special place in my heart, that stems back to Republic and Hughes Airwest. It appears that the cycle continues for them. Perhaps it would be nice if Delta would honor the heritage like US did with its predecessors. Why not?
Congrats to the employees of NW and DL. I know there are going to be some mixed emotions, but I hope that the playing field is level for both work groups. I also hope that there is an easy transition (easy to say), but we know there will indeed be sacrifices made. I just hope that it works out in the long run. NW really had a hard hill to climb to survive this current downfall, and I am happy to see that it is being taken under DL's wing. Delta is a fine airline, and I am excited to see this transformation.
DeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 10252 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14609 times:
Quoting Speedbird0125 (Reply 3): to make sure again, DL has merged with NW, and they decided to keep their name as 'Delta' for their new company and put their headquarter in Atlanta. Does it mean that NW will be totally gone? or they will keep their own metals and fly seperatre just like AF and KL?
No Northwest will be gone.
congrats. to DL and NW.
Now how long till ATL-NRT gets a 747?
NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14540 times:
so what happens from here?
I guess the next step is getting shareholder approval then applying for approval from the feds, assuming those things both happen, then what? do they apply then to merge the certificates? and while they're waiting for that to happen, start making internal changes? i guess i'm curious how long it will be until we start seeing physical changes, i.e. repainted planes, changed airport and gate signage, combined flight numbers, things that let us know that the integration is actually happening
I'd rather be one of the worst and Dumbest than the best and brightest....life's so much more stress free that way
Really and truly I think ATL-NRT on a 744 would work. DL's flight goes out full(around 90-95% loads) and then add a hub at the other end? I bet it would work. Then move that T7 up to JFK for JFK-NRT. Or just add the 744 to JFK.