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User currently offlineLaserjet From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

A hot topic in the airline industry at the moment is merging. Many people believe that in the future there will be a small number of major carriers, with some small niche carriers, instead of what exists currently.

Looking ahead 10 - 20 years, assuming this trend of merging continues - which airlines will remain - what will they be named, and which will disappear. What are your predictions.

Still around
- United
- American
- British Airways / Qantas
- Singapore Airlines / Air NZ / Ansett
- Japan Airlines

Predictions of Airlines to go (through mergers etc...)
- USAirways
- Northwest
- Continental

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User currently offlineJakeman747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Well, lets see. Here is what MAY happen (though unlikely!) and what they may be called:

Northwest/Southwest- Western Air
British Airways/Air France- European Airways
Qantas/Air New Zealand- Aussie Air

Well, those are all unlikely, but, who knows, its a possibility!

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1993 times:


That is terrible!!!

We need more carriers NO MORE MERGERS!!!!

only 2 or 3 US airlines would make me pissed off!!!!  Angry

User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

The airline industry follows the rest of the economy, so I'm predicting we'll see more national carriers merging into larger multi-national companies or shutting down, similar to the disappearance of many of the smaller Latin American carriers.

The best bets to disappear would be some of the marginal national carriers: Olympic, Avianca, Malev, Tarom and others with weak brand-recognition outside of their own countries and few (if any) alliance links to complicate things for a larger airline looking to stage a takeover bid.

User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3522 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1968 times:


you don't think Delta will be around????? Anyway, the big 3 most likely are here to stay, atlest for the next 20 YEARS or so......

For some odd reason I see Northwest not being around for too many more years, but WHO KNOWS?

User currently offlineSuper80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

that was what I'm crying..... Delta will definetly still be around. I'm pretty sure SWA will be too, and they will be a large airline by this time.

User currently offlineBHopsde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Well, one never knows, remember PanAm, Eastern, and now TWA? At some point or another we thought these airlines would always be around. True, their names may be purchased, etc, for example, the "new" PanAm, but it's not the grand old Pan Am from before.
Right now, U.S. airlines are going through some problems due to slowing economy, strikes, etc.
Doing business costs money, being established does not guarantee a future, nor does life hold guarantees of any kind.

User currently offlineAmericawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

The way I see it, with american having all these aircraft, their prices are going to go up and their sales down, this because with high prices, the smaller airlines will flourish with their low prices such as SWA, and american goes bankrupt! Ok sorry maybe thats a little too much but the larger airlines could lose the upper hand, thats my opinion,


User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Southwest IS a large airline---technically a major ($1 billion/year in revenue) with 356 aircraft and counting...

Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlineEllinopedo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1942 times:


what? why are you laughing?

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