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Icahn To Bid For US Airways!  
User currently offlineBoeingfan4life From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Just minutes ago, the Washington Post reported that billionaire Carl Icahn is going to make a 3.7 billion-dollar bid to buy US Airways.

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User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

some people never give up

one of these days him and frank will be too old for thier shananigans


User currently offlineTravaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Hey why not let him kill it fast instead of a long slow death!

I sure hope he doesnt


User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

I think they should just go ahead and put USAir on ebay!


Hank  Nuts


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

Bidding starts at $500.. Do I hear $500? $400? J/K.. That would be interesting.

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Could this be what you're talking about?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35901-2001Aug5.html



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

I remember when Global tried to bid for TWA, the media tried contact the company, and the phone number was not in service and the website address that was in their press release ended up to be for an adult website. Is Global really a real company, or is it just a paper shell for something else. What next, Jet Acquisition Group making a bid on U.S. Airways? Frank and Carl ganging up to buy the airline? The only offer for U.S. Airways I'll believe in will be one by a company whose history is known, and not some shadowy company that's not known at all. The only thing that would give me a bigger laugh would be if someone like AirTran made an offer for U.S. Airways, just like they were really the first company to make an offer of any note for TWA.

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

From the above article.

"The offer was valid until midnight today, but it could be extended, Global said. If US Airways Group Inc.'s board failed to respond to the offer, Global would move forward with a tender offer to buy the company "at its own discretion." The offer also called for US Airways to pay Global a $500 million break up fee if US Airways did not complete the deal."

This bit sounds weird, I want to buy something but if you don't want to do business I will charge you for it.

Anyone want to explain.





Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Not a big surprise after the purchase attempts of TWA and National.


Go Cubs!
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

For starters, Global Airlines has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with Carl Icahn or Jet Acquisitions Group. Global is nothing but the brainwave of Emil Bernard who made his money with phonesex lines.

I had *lunch* (in truth, we stood and ate sandwiches - but he paid for them!) with Emil back in March and his ideas for US Airways (which he shared with me back then) were pretty amusing to say the least. The guy has no clue about airlines or finance, but he IS a savvy marketer. Thats about all he has going for him.

Once again, I reiterate that Global has absolutely NOTHING to do with Carl or JAG.


User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
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Great... maybe we'll see the return of the Stardust casino lady on the US tails (ala WestPac in the mid/late 90s).

What's next? Miss Cleo answering reservations predicting what seat you'll get?


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

LMAO Flashmeister!



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Seven or eight years ago Carl Icahan tried to start an airline, I don't remember all the details, except one. He was judged unfit to run an airline in the US. It's possible that things have changed but I doubt it.

BTW Miss Cleo is really Master Cleo. It's true (S)He is a man. What a shock!



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
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