Gordon made a poor choice of words, but, as usual, people want to make a federal case out of it, instead of just ignoring it and going on with their lives.
Having said that, he may be right about UA
. Time will tell. He's not shy saying things about competitors. But he usually isn't saying it to just blow smoke.
As for DIA/CLE
, nothing is imminent in CLE
right now. CO
is working with the city to restructure costs and to lower landing fees; CO
is increasing service in CLE
through XJT and Commutair. Unitl the Bush Recession ends, you won't see any mainline expansion. But ANY carrier is not going to throw away millions in investing in a hub, especially during hard economic times-and especially to move to a new location that is just as, if not more, expensive.
has some time. No decision will take place on CLE
at least till the first quarter next year, I have a hunch. IF
the economy picks up, there's probably nothing wrong with CLE
. Hell, there's very few, if any hubs with the majors that's making a profit right now, I'd imagine.
And UAL777contrail, for someone who "couldn't run our airline", your airline has been chasing awful hard after him for years now. Maybe if you had a CEO like Gordon, you might not have one foot on the banana peel right now. If he could turn around the nightmare CO
was in the early 90's, he could at least give a run at turining around the nightmare at UA