With all this talk of TWA completely pulling their European Ops. out for a bit, I couldn't help but think that a --new-- airline could help TWA. Think about it: if there was a new, US-based, International ONLY airline (just to Europe for the time being), and they could show that they could positively benefit from TWA's feed and access to JFK, and also use TWA's European slots for their own, do you think with those combined things that they would do well? If the start-up demanded that TWA increased service at JFK, and would feed the new airline through their JFK hub, do you think TWA would jump on it or let it slip idoly by? Remember, this airline would have TWA as their sole US partner, and TWA would benefit from the feed that the new airline brought to their hub, without the added overhead of their own planes flying across the Atlantic?
Please...I LIVE for feedback!