Moderators From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 514 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6678 times:
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Possible UA/CO Merger: Impact on Fleets & Routes
Possible UA/CO Merger: Impact on Employees
Possible UA/CO Merger: Impact on Regionals
Possible UA/CO Merger: Impact on Alliances
Possible UA/CO Merger: Impact on Airports
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KFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6553 times:
As both are Star carriers, IMHO the biggest impact will be on OneWorld. OneWorld is already in a comparatively weaker position in the face of Star.
IMHO, OneWorld should aim at luring one of the Mid Eastern carriers towards it.
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777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12839 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6265 times:
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AA is certainly going to be the biggest looser in all of this and I wouldn't be surprised to hear or see any news of another US domestic airline joining OW (Alaska?) or AA starting a more extensive codesharing arragement.
Wonder how badly this merger would also affect US to the extent that US may consider leaving star for OW?
AirNiugini From Australia, joined Mar 2010, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6052 times:
I read on the Star Alliance website years ago when US Airways first joined that a major advantage to Star passengers is that they will allow greater coverage to to Caribbean and Central America etc etc... But now that CO has joined maybe they overlap somewhat?
I know that US Airways has more assets then just the Caribbean network to offer an alliance, but is Star still the best alliance for US?
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15281 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4899 times:
Quoting KFlyer (Reply 3): @kiwiandrew, I meant adding one of the Mid East big three ( EK,QR,EY ). Sorry for not being specific.
EY and GF codeshare extensively with AA and EY codeshares extensively with QF as well. I wouldn't be surprised if EY eventually purchases a "minority share" in QF (pure hypothesis on my part). Add to the codeshare with RJ and AA/OneWorld does do a decent job in the Middle East.
That being said, OneWorld would be smart to lure both EY and GF into OneWorld.
Quoting 777ER (Reply 4): AA is certainly going to be the biggest looser in all of this and I wouldn't be surprised to hear or see any news of another US domestic airline joining OW (Alaska?) or AA starting a more extensive codesharing arragement.
How is a combined CO/UA going to make AA the "biggest loser"?
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8898 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4671 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10): That being said, OneWorld would be smart to lure both EY and GF into OneWorld.
Why ? The Gulf does not have that big a population base , OW only has two carriers (AA MX ) to cover the whole of North America and two ( CX JL ) , with a third ( IT ) on the way , to cover Asia so why would OW want two Gulf based carriers? It seems a bit of overkill to me .
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