Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3078 posts, RR: 8 Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
Before we get into this, I'd like to state a few things:
#1) I do not wish to see United Airlines go out of business.
#2) I understand this topic will result in nothing more than pure speculation.
#3) I understand that the possibility of UAL going under is not in any way a done deal and might not happen at all.
Now that all that is cleared up, with the CEO saying that the airline is in trouble, I would like to hear everyone's opinions on which airlines would pick up the routes, hubs, equipment, employees and other business aspects that a hypothetically defunct United Airlines would leave behind.
Example: NW will pick up some of the Airbus narrowbodies, AA will expand greatly at Chicago hub, etc, etc...
Speedport From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
goodwin's comments are a prelude to contract concessions.
I doubt UAL will fail. If it comes close I think you will see the employees go for an ESOP2. If that happens we will do like we did with ESOP1, toss out top management. goodwin and dutta will find themselves out of a job.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
If UAL does fail, or even has to sell off some portions, look for Delta to try to purchase LHR authorities and possible Asia routes. Though Delta has pulled back from Japan, a possibility to take over significant portions of a major presence there might change things. Of course.... as said above... this is total speculation.