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Name TWO Airlines You Would Like To See Merge...  
User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

The big European carriers think the future for Europe is three airlines....
Just the three major carriers, and likely a hub and spoke network similar to the US.

If this is going to happen who do you think should merge with LH, AF or BA???

I think BA/KLM would be great...

Anyone else???

74 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Southwest and Aeroflot; just to watch the sparks fly.

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

BA and jetBlue/Southwest
That way jetBlue/Southwest could show BA the way to fly cheaply!

In reality...
BA and LH would be great. There fleet is also very similar. BA could help LH do smaller flights and LH could help BA do uhhhh..... Confused
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Whatever the current alliances are.

Air France/Alitalia/British European/CSA
BA/Iberia/Swissair (?)/Finnair/Aer Lingus
LH/British Midland/Austrian Group/etc.
KLM and ???

I think Europe would do fine with four main groups, plus the likes of EasyJet and Ryanair.

Jeff


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

NONE and NONE!!!

MERGERS SUCK!!!

The more airlines the better!!

Who wants a world of just 2 or 3 airlines!!!


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

Southwest and Jetblue Big thumbs up


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

HlywdCatft: We will have a world of 2 or 3 airlines anyway if they go out of business. Isn't it better for them to merge than to let that happen?

User currently offlineMEPDC9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

I still think the goverment should let USA and UAL merge because any day now USA gunna go bankrupt.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

CX and SQ! They will beat up everybody!

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Air Canada and ...... Oh Sorry Guys I forgot there is no one else left here  Sad


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

LOL Slawko! Big grin

User currently offlineAlexinwa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

DELTA and ALASKA or
CO and ALASKA



You mad Bro???
User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

AirTran and America West

With two powerful hubs in Phoenix and Atlanta, and smaller ones in Columbus and Las Vegas, it could be a pretty strong airline.



ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

One problem mfricke: Aircraft compatibility.

America-Tran would have the-
-B737-200/300
-Airbus A318/319/320
-Boeing 717
-DC9
-B757

I don't think AirTran would do good in any merger. I've looked at just about every possibility(FL+F9, B6, N7, HP, TZ, NJ, etc.)


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Hi:

My decision would be:

DELTA AIR LINES and CONTINENTAL AIRLINES.

Of course with this name: Delta.

Best regards,
RJ_Delta.


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3393 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

i would still like to see united and usairways

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Southwest and Morris Air.

Err...wait.


User currently offlineQF717 From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Qantas and Air New Zealand. This is scheduled for April, according to my Uncle Geoff who runs Qantas.

QF717


(this is humour, not rumour)


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Continental and Aer Lingus. Because their combined name would be ....  Big grin Big grin  Big grin

User currently offlineNWAirlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

America West and US Airways

User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Northwest and KLM airlines with the NW name


Nightmare 68, Fargo Tower, Runway 36, Fly Runway Heading, Mantain 10,000, Cleared For Takeoff, Change To Departure
User currently offlineCheese-Jet From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

AA and UA.
One HUGE airline. Too bad it will never happen.


User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

If Air Canada is ever forced into a corner and has to consider putting itself up for sale, seeking bankruptcy or being re-nationalised, my preference would be for an AC/LH deal, with AC as Lufthansa's North American sub-brand.

Reasons:

- Good fleet commonality (for swapping aircraft to meet fluctuations in demand)

- An existing commercial relationship (LH having expressed interest in buying a stake in AC at one point)

- Relatively little route or hub overlap

- Better odds of AC surviving as a brand name and keeping its overseas network intact than under a deal with UA, NW or another U.S. carrier.



User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

i could imagine LH buying Austrian Airlines.
Oh, and they could found a new Airline for Belgium if DAT fails  Smile
I doubt that KLM will merge, as they are the "royal dutch airline", and they are maybe the same for the netherlands what the Swissair was(and what Swiss Air Lines will be) for Switzerland.


But those countries have a very small home market:
The Netherlands have 15.000.000 inhabitans, Switzerland only 7.000.000 ! Compare this with 59.000.000 people living in the UK or 83.000.000 in Germany !! It would be easier if the Swiss Air Lines and AUA merge with LH as they would have a market of nearly 100.000.000 People together(Most people in Switzerland speak German, about 70% i think). But Switzerland wants to independent from everything and everyone, so they will always have their "own" airline  Smile


User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

I thought LH already had a stake in Austrian?????
They certainly held a stake in Lauda....
And im pretty sure they have a hlding in Austrian... something to look into.


25 Nightcruiser : Virgin Atlantic and KLM. My 2nd and 1st favorite airlines, respectively.
26 Islander : Celticairways and Caledonian Wings.
27 Bicoastal : I'm combining more than two, but let's merge DAT (Sabena, whatever) Alitalia, Aerolineas Argentina, America West, Swissair and US Airways....why not c
28 DeltAirlines : And on the US front, DL and CO would make me happy, but DL and AS would also suffice, giving DL a West Coast presence. Jeff
29 Bicoastal : Celidh Airways and Sabena.
30 Post contains images Racko : oh and LH & Virgin atlantic would also be great... 2 airlines which use only 4-engined planes for transatlantic flights, competing with BA & AF, both
31 Bmi330 : what about Jetblue,US Airways and American West all joining toghether cause fleets are prity compatible whith all those airbuses. also what about havi
32 Ciro : United and Continental, if combined, would be the most powerful airline ever, with hub-airports in the most important and strategically located cities
33 Indianguy : I think Indian Airlines (IC) and Air India(AI) should be merged. That would have happened if the jerks in the Parliament had understood the airline bu
34 H. Simpson : I would say Northwest and Continental. happy new year from NYC mike
35 Timberwolf24 : I think ATA and Airtran would be a good fit. Airtran would have access to larger aircraft and open them up to the west coast. ATA would gain the 717 a
36 Rwy31R : United to eat up Northwest and put it out of it's mesery!
37 BH346 : Delta buys out Northwest(Won't happen). Delta is my favorite US airline and Northwest has all the routes I'm always flying on(mostly to Asia).
38 Rhino4ever : United is in misery. Consistently has some of the worst airline management, late, high complaints, disgruntled employees. Has always been the ??? of t
39 BWIrwy4 : Southwest and Midwest Express
40 Vafi88 : I would want to see... Qantas and United Delta and Qantas Delta and Aeroflot Aeroflot and United United and Delta Lufthansa and Aeroflot Lufthansa and
41 TWAneedsNOhelp : EL AL and Emirates
42 Fly_ATA : ATA and Airtran because the passengers all think we are the same airline anyway!!!
43 Post contains images QantasAirways : Honestly, I would love to see: Qantas and Singapore Airlines Qantas and Air New Zealand I don't give a crap about what BA has to say about that... heh
44 Bestwestern : BMI and Aer Lingus Same destinations, aircraft (73's A32's A330) Same part of the world Loads of LHR Slots - DUB-LHR every 30 minutes! Portugalia, Air
45 Flyinghighboy : QF/AA and since they have similiar fleets apart from 747's and the 777's. but they share teh 737 aren't they for seasonal use? Emirates and Gulf would
46 Post contains images Airmale : Air India and Indian Airlines
47 777d : Alaska Airlines and US Airways East coast and West coast would be covered and then US Airways could develop and start service to Asia and Hawaii from
48 Johnnybgoode : might not make sense, but seems fitting at a first glimpse: Continental/Alaska Airlines Northwest/America West additionally, i´m pretty sure that if
49 Post contains images Pecoua : UA and CO...great route structure...if you put one route map over the others, nothing overlaps...and talk about the fleet...absolutely the best combo.
50 Japanguy : How about Cathay and Emirates? Both are well known luxury brands and could operate in their markets effectively (Emirates could provide extensive Euro
51 Gmonney : They could take the north american market by storm!!! Grant
52 Go Canada! : BA would burn qantas at the stake if it wanted to merge with SIA, that is unless qantas was mounting a full takeover of singapore, that way BA would b
53 GF-A330 : "Koren and Aeroflot with Gulf air for the most unsafe and loopy airline. " Huh ! How can you call Gulf Air the most unsafe airline ? What facts do you
54 Bmi330 : what about iberia and alitalia merging so that they are not swolowed up by "one of the big three" and then u could have BA bying them up after klm is
55 Post contains links and images VgnAtl747 : Nightcruiser: I was thinking the same think as you... although I've never flown with KLM, I hear their service is really nice. VS is my favorite airli
56 Lan_Fanatic : LanChile and Varig THE GREAT UNSINKABLE SOUTH AMERICAN AIRLINE SUPERPOWER! Lan_Fanatic
57 Post contains images CVG777 : Qantas and Cape Air... Actually I would like to see Delta and Continental merge, retaining the Delta name of course.
58 Airlinelover : I'd like to see Northwest and KLM, with the NW name, or maybe NW just plane (J/k) taking over AWA.. The America West fleet would fit right into NW's e
59 Pilothica737 : Delta and UAL.... how kick ass would that be? Delta would rule the world.. wait it already does! The airline would still be called Delta though... Jac
60 Post contains images Andie007 : American Airlines & British Airways
61 Victor : I think Cathay Pacific + Dragonair is good. Then Cathay can fly to China and some small cities in asia.
62 Post contains links and images Konstantinos : CRONUS and AEGEAN Airlines have already merged in Greece and that is very good for both airlines. Maybe this way they will still keep on flying. AXON
63 Post contains images 9V-SPF : Sabena and Royal Brunei...
64 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Germania and Deutsche BA LTU and Air Berlin Daniel
65 Bobcat : re: how about AC(China) & CI(Taiwan)? or PI & AI?
66 Post contains images Baec777 : Continental / Delta / Northwest !! baec777
67 Post contains links and images DESERTLAD : Click for large versionPhoto © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt and Click for large versionPhoto © Sven De Bevere
68 JAL : AA and BA & Qantas and ANZ
69 Post contains links and images BaliMorris : Air India & PIA: Click for large versionPhoto © Remi Dallot Click for large versionPhoto © Frank Schaefer But it'll never happen. Or will it
70 Yorkie : Beg forgive. Not a merger in the true sense but I would like to see easyJet disappear up its own ass....
71 BaliMorris : I wouldn't mind seeing Cameroon Airlines taking over American Airlines.
72 Konstantinos : -Yorkie- Why do you say that about easyjet ?
73 Baec777 : AA & BA, but No Ones Taking Over American !!! baec777
74 WiLdmanVzla : I'd like to see a merger between AEROPOSTAL & ASERCA AIRLINES... just for a better choice for venezuelans travellers!!!!! *******
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