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Rumor, CO To Buy US Airways  
User currently offlineIwareboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Rumor from US and CO pilots is Continental is buying some of US Airways assets.

-Sean

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1766 times:
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Please elaborate. Aircraft, routes, parts, facilities?

Continental could use some -400s in its collection of 737s...


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Don't know why CO would much itself up with US mess, also don't know why they need -400s when they have 738s.

What is the source of the news?
BlatantEcho



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1831 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Does US have any routes CO would be interested in? I can't see what CO would want other than aircraft, and most of US's aircraft wouldn't fit in to CO's fleet, as I see it. Sure would like to see some details.


Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

The only US assets that might interest CO would be some of the 733, 752 fleet. Maybe some 734's. Nothing else. Perhaps also the CLT hub. The PHL/PIT hubs are too close to EWR/CLE.

Probably just a rumour.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3886 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

This is just one of the many rumors that float around the airline industry daily. I wouldn't hold your breath or even start speculating. This is how people get crazy ideas, from outlandish rumors full of speculations.

I won't believe anything until I see it official.

AZJ


User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

It would be interesting to see an A330 in CO Colors

 Smokin cool


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

You won't see any A330's in CO colours, likely ever!

CO has an exclusive supplier agreement with Boeing.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineIwareboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

The CO pilots are speculating Gordon B. wants the east coast routes. I agree that the fleets would be a horrible match, although there are a lot of CO MD80's in storage that could replace the 319-320's on most routes.

-Sean


User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Forget it CO doesn't have the money to buy US. They need all the cash for themselves!

Regards
Laurens


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3252 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Why would CO ever consider taking their MD-80s out of storage? They're trying to get rid of them! Why would they want the 733s and 734s which average 12-15 years old? They've got many 737NGs on order! Their 757s aren't even similar in terms of configuration and USAirways operate some of the first 757s in production that are ex-Eastern birds. Why I ask, must you speculate in ways that make no sense? Let's wait for some facts and let's all keep our heads on straight.


.......
User currently offlineIwareboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Again, just rumor, but the jist is US will declare bankruptcy, and CO will buy the assets they want, and discard the rest.

-Sean


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Read Sean's post; then, think: AA-TWA.

It could work, as they "cherry-pick" assets out of bankruptcy.

I still don't think it likely, but my crystal ball crashed again, won't reboot w/o an operating system upgrade.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Wasn't the guy who used to be CEO at TWA (can't recall his name) also interested in something? Seems as if he's dying to get into the game again.

Regards
Laurens


User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 794 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

IF this deal were to go through. CO would keep CLT due to its position in the southeast. They would keep PHL simply due to its huge O/D traffic and as possible relief to EWR. However, what would happen with the PIT/CLE situation? One would be dropped without a doubt. Since PIT is a much nicer airport with unlimited expansion possibilities and CO has had some problems with the leadership of CLE, do you think that they would pull out of there and move a few miles down south to PIT?

pgh234


User currently offlineIwareboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

More speculation, (from the CAL m-board) "the whole reason for bankruptcy is for the Company to have leverage on the employees both union and non-union when putting this together. Apparently, they can get rid of all non-union employees and hire at a much lower payscale and as far as the pilot and flight attendant groups we'll have to wait and see. Looks like another AA/TWA scenario."

-Sean


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5625 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

None of the business-news sites I've checked have anything to say about this rumor. And most such sites just thrive on rumors!


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
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Delta was going to buy Continental a few weeks ago.

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