Byrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1723 times:
Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 8): I don't know about that... Even with both UA and AA in the same alliance, *A still wouldn't have majority market share.
Doesn't matter. Look at how fiercely the govt slapped AT&T down for trying to buy TMobile. The DOJ doesn't like excessive market concentration. Having only two national long haul carriers would not be acceptable.
The 747: The hands who designed it were guided by god.
Care to explain? QF seem to have bottomed out of their nosedive, and are rebounding.
It seems unlikely now that there will be further long haul cuts having "right sized" LHR and cut the random AKL-LAX flight.
They are refurbishing the 747s which will be remaining in the fleet with the same hard product as the A380 fleet.
They're investing in their short-haul product with better domestic lounges, improved catering and AVOD on their new 737s and domestic A330s.
They've resolved their labour issues (albeit dramatically!)
AND THEY ARE PROFITABLE! Kudos to Qantas management, they managed to convince people that the airline was on the brink of collapse in order to fuel a sense of urgency/requirement about their proposed reforms. I agree that changes were necessary, but these were to make the airline more competitive rather than bring it back from the abyss!
jporterfi From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
Quoting mikey72 (Thread starter): Inevitable merger of AA and US equals Oneworld balance with UA and DL of Star and Sky.
I don't know if I'd call the merger inevitable, but I agree that if it does happen, it will put Oneworld on the same level as Skyteam and Star Alliance in the U.S. That's assuming that it goes better than the "acquisition" of FL by WN. Don't even get me started on that...