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AA & TW In The Caribbean  
User currently offlineMiafll From Jamaica, joined Jun 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

What is your opinion on the impending AA & TW merger affect on Caribbean airlines?



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User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2332 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

well if this merger happens, AA will own the market.
becuase really the only real threat to AA there is twa.



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

I think AA will become ACA:American Carribean Airlines  Smile they have such a monopoly in that area even without TWA.
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Well, to be honest TW had only a few routes in the Caribbean (eg MBJ, NAS, SJU) and were just about to start charters to a few others so the larger picture of the region may be little affected (eg BGI, POS). However, to those cities where TW did serve the AA dominance may easily become overbearing. MBJ for instance is served by AA, TW, CO, US, NW and of course JM, plus charters. AA's presence there will certainly be fortified by the merger.

What is true, though, is that TW actually had interest in expanding its Caribbean presence and that will obviously be lost by the AA takeover. CO may expand here a bit, DL is not interested (JM serves its interests) and UA again is uninterested. Put another way, AA will be left in a formidable position to drop (not necessarily add) destinations at its desire, knowing that other US-based competition would be unlikely to fill the gap.

Trintocan.



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