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If UAL Folds, Which Airlines Will Pick Up Pieces?  
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2689 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...


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User currently offlineSpeedport From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2640 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.

User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2618 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.

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

In my fondest dream.. a return of the mighty Pan American World Airways!


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

PA 3 will not come back to international statues. I don't think Dave Fink has that money to buy LHR authority. He is using it for the railroad.

I can imagine NWA getting the Pacific routes. CO the atlantic and half of LHR and DL the other half. DL and CO already have a strong hold in the Atlantic.

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

I'll put my money on "Speedport". This kind of brinksmanship has been going on since Christ was in diapers. The stakes are higher- so too will be the rhetoric.

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