commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10225 posts, RR: 62 Reply 4, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 30607 times:
It's WFAA, in addition to Dallas Morning News, in addition to the Star-Telegram, in addition to WSJ. They're all probably talking to the same "source" who is leaking the same information. Nonetheless, it appears a deal is close.
Glad this soap opera is likely to be coming to an end, one way or another, soon ...
FL787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1499 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 30242 times:
This article didn't mention it, but in the WSJ article it says that the AA/US merger will create the world's largest airline. By what measure are they basing this off of? Assuming RPM/Ks or ASM/Ks are used which is commonplace, UA is still bigger.
Obviously being the largest isn't worth anything and there are other ways of measuring it, but should WSJ really be claiming that AA/US will be the largest airline? Seems like they need some fact-checkers to me.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16317 posts, RR: 52 Reply 9, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 30191 times:
I hope they hurry up and announce it already so we can kick off the next phase of speculating new aircraft orders, hub changes, livery etc... That discussion should last a while and will be a nice change from "787 battery problem".
plateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 907 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 29640 times:
This board (Airliners) has become the AA board lately and its annoying as heck .. one thread, keep it simple. Every person and media outlet seems to have an exclusive story with sources. Most members want to guess what their routes will look like, what hub they will have ... mods keep it on one post please!
Thanks, I'm aware of these measurements. My point is that most were calling UA/CO the world's largest airline back in 2010 even though DL carried more passengers and had a larger fleet so I think it's safe to assume most publications/people use ASMs/RPMs, in which case UA would still be larger. If WSJ was actually using enplaned passengers then there's no issue, I'm just not sure they were.
DolphinAir747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 232 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 29563 times:
Quoting etops1 (Reply 17): I am Curious to see what kind of agreement US has made with Star Alliance for an exit . Do they just automatically switch to Oneworld once an announcement is reached or do they need time to do that ?
CIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2008 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 29237 times:
Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 23): All I have to say is that CLT and PHL better stay intact. Otherwise we on the east coast are screwed. Between LGA and JFK slots that they'd need, service would be effected, no?
CLT and PHL will retain major roles from everything that is speculated and has been said. PHX is the one hub that has been debatable. But with AA in CLT and PHL it will provide good competition to DL and UA. AA will finally be a major force along the east coast when you toss DCA in there as well.