I know I'm gonna take a lot of flak and AAA for suggesting this, but I just thought of something amusing.
With all this talk about merging carriers, and several European airlines going belly-up, how about consolidating all of them into one EU mega-carrier sort of like the € (Euro) currency???
The company could be called something like 'EU Airways', but still retain individual national identities, e.g. on the tail, just like the € coins will feature designs from all the 'member states'.
Let's hear your suggestions, comments, insults?!!