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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3051 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

I came across this interesting video on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNISbEqj0aQ

It seemed sad, as no one could have guessed what was to come.

Does anyone know the music to this?


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User currently offlineJfkgaylga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

The music stinks.

"It seemed sad, as no one could have guessed what was to come."

If you didn't, you had your head in the sand. AA had and has a history of HORRIBLE mergers. They gooble up the competition and within a few years there is nothing left (not even the good stuff) from what they bought.

AA is a good airline, but if your airline ever gets acquired by AA, you are better off with bankruptcy and the threat of liquidation. Because AA will liquidate you in a slower more painful way.

PJ


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5652 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3063 times:



Quoting Jfkgaylga (Reply 1):
AA had and has a history of HORRIBLE mergers. They gooble up the competition and within a few years there is nothing left (not even the good stuff) from what they bought.

When AA bought Trans-Caribbean, they kept a bunch of their 727's and all of the routes from JFK to the islands.

When the bought AirCal, I think all they kept (that's still around now anyways) is some of the routes out of LAX and access into SNA.

When the RenoAir debacle came around, I think all that;'s left is some MD-80's, same with TWA, save the STL hub (albeit in MUCH smaller fashion).



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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Wow. With music like that I feel the merger could have been in 1994 instead of 2001...

And yes, AA is the worst with mergers. Doubtful we'll see DL pull something like this on NW.



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User currently offlineTvnwz From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2876 times:



Quoting Jfkgaylga (Reply 1):
If you didn't, you had your head in the sand. AA had and has a history of HORRIBLE mergers. They gooble up the competition and within a few years there is nothing left (not even the good stuff) from what they bought.

AA is a good airline, but if your airline ever gets acquired by AA, you are better off with bankruptcy and the threat of liquidation. Because AA will liquidate you in a slower more painful way.

TWA was done as a business when AA bought certain assets. The alternative was Chapter 7. I do not fault AA in this situation at all. And I think those that carried on would probably disagree about liquidation. they ultimately kept their jobs another year and if 911 would not have happened--probably longer.


User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

This was a business move, and AA had no humanitarian obligation what so ever. Morally, I think it kind of stinks. I am sure that the industry lost alot of great talent with the transaction.

Some folks found work with other carriers, and others did not.

AA made an amazing purchase, and acquired some very attractive routes. Great for business. Bad for TWA.

I never had a chance to fly with either one. One is by choice, and the other is not.

Tom



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

I like this merger video A LOT more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJGUgBuJfg



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25108 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2635 times:



Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 2):
When AA bought Trans-Caribbean, they kept a bunch of their 727's

"Bunch" isn't the best word. AA inherited two 727s from Trans-Caribbean. That'a all they had at the time of the merger. One 727-200 had been written off at STT in 1970, a year before the merger. AA also inherited 5 DC-8s from Trans-Caribbean but they were quickly disposed of and were never operated by AA.

The two ex-Trans-Caribbean 727s that went to AA, one 721C, the only 727 ever operated by AA with a main-deck cargo door, and one 722.


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User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2321 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):


Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 2):
When AA bought Trans-Caribbean, they kept a bunch of their 727's

"Bunch" isn't the best word. AA inherited two 727s from Trans-Caribbean. That'a all they had at the time of the merger. One 727-200 had been written off at STT in 1970, a year before the merger. AA also inherited 5 DC-8s from Trans-Caribbean but they were quickly disposed of and were never operated by AA.

TCA didn't operate a bunch of anything. I believe those seven aircraft were their entire fleet. I saw a DC-8 or two sitting in Dallas after the merger, but they were replaced in the schedule, (JFK-SJU) on merger day by AA 707-123B's, and 707-323B/C's.


User currently offlineSkyguyB727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2185 times:



Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 2):
When the bought AirCal, I think all they kept (that's still around now anyways) is some of the routes out of LAX and access into SNA.

AA disposed of everything AirCal as quickly as USAir disposed of everything PSA. At AA, it seems the term "merger" means "buy the competition and dispose of it like yesterday's trash."

OTOH, DL still serves a lot of former Pan Am cities it acquired. There are also former Pan Am people working at DL.


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5652 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1854 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
AA inherited two 727s from Trans-Caribbean.



Quoting Milesrich (Reply 8):
TCA didn't operate a bunch of anything. I believe those seven aircraft were their entire fleet.

I stand corrected! I don't claim to know a lot abotu TCA, but wow, I didnt think they were that small!

Quoting SkyguyB727 (Reply 9):
AA disposed of everything AirCal as quickly as USAir disposed of everything PSA. At AA, it seems the term "merger" means "buy the competition and dispose of it like yesterday's trash."

Seems that way, dunnit?

Quoting SkyguyB727 (Reply 9):
OTOH, DL still serves a lot of former Pan Am cities it acquired. There are also former Pan Am people working at DL.

Very true, they even still havea terminal inherited from PA, lol.



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