Aircanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1505 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2722 times:
I was wondering do you think DL/NW will survive if oil continues to rise even at 200.00 a barrel? DL seems to be opening up new routes so fast and some closing or suspending routes
DL/NW needs to combine their senority lists. They need to dispose of some older a/c.
They will have to trim their staff and closing some bases. What do you think? I don't think they will survive. They may file for bankruptcy again or go through liquidation.
No, that's what you're hoping for. You know well that DL will survive. DL themselves are even helping to relieve industry stress by consolidating airlines, thus increasing chances for survival not only for them, but all US carriers.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
DL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 2394 times:
What does this have to do with oil at $200? I think once oil hits that high it's not just DL/NW merger that needs to be worried, it's anything that uses oil. To me a DL/NW merged seems the same as DL making cuts and NW making cuts, but now making those cuts as one airline. Basically a merged DL/NW will just need to make more cuts than a single airline like CO because it is essentially two airlines (larger). Once oil gets that high there will probably be even more airlines calling for alternative fuels, much like Air New Zealand is planning on running one of it's 747s engines on some sort of bio fuel (can't remember what kind) and we will start to see some serious work on alternative fuels. While that may take some time... high oil prices (even though they are already amazingly high now) will expedite this, much like it is doing in the automobile sector. Which begs the question, if enough cars start switching to alternative fuels will the price of oil go down enough that airlines can use regular fuel while cars use alternatives?