SwissA330
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Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:06 am

Ok, consider this...

After aquiring LX, merging with SAS and taking over AUA, The new formed LufthAUAnSASwiss wir take over Air France to become Air Lufthauansaswiss. There are even rumours they will become BAir Lufthauansaswiss after getting BA.

Eventually they will change their name or go bankrupt.
Don't know about the livery yet...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Oh, just got new infos, it seems they will be SNBAir Lufthauansaswiss...  Nuts

BTW, I'm joking....  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:07 am

ROFLMAO, bwahahahaha  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

Patrick, you made my day!!! Big grin

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:10 am

Yeah, I heard they would go after United and Air Canada once finished with Europe... also rumors about them taking a huge stake in Airbus as well.. gees, the bakery owner down the street from me also said he had talks with them last week... LOL..
 
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:18 am

LMAO Big grin Big grin Big grin

Very good Patrick, I can`t stop laughing!!!

Patrick <- the guy who is still learning Swiss-German
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SwissA330
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:19 am

@SN690

Well, after having missed to see the VS A346 in ZRH I had to something to cheer myself up  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:42 am

Thanks, That's really funny! I was thinking the same when I heard about the story in our wonderfull sunday paper!

And after all the mergers, they can rename the Star Alliance to "Team Lufthansa". At least, they would not have to invent a new brand then!

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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:00 am

Is this a Mario Ritter plan? (for those who forgot: M. Ritter was the one behind Air Switzerland)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:15 am

Mario Ritter? I don't know. But I heard they are hiring someone called "Frank Lorenzo" as a consultant for the merger. It will be his job to build up the relationships between all the new employee groups! Did anyone ever hear from him before? Obviously, he's an expert for mergers and labor negotiations in the States!!  Wink/being sarcastic

I think we should stop that here. Otherwise, some journalist will believe the story and write 'the story of his lifetime' about our merger plans!!

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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:17 am

Frank Lorenzo is my personal hero.  Nuts

Guys get ready hub through FRA everytime you want to fly transatlantic.
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:20 am

NEVER will the French government,still part owner of AF, let this go through. Trust me on this one.
This is jsut plain fantasy, and before this happens, LH will have bought SK, OS and BD!  Smile


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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 7:38 am

After all, they will buy 1500 Embraer 145 to operate all these Nonstop flights all over the world... I am looking forward to fly ZRH-FRA-SFO on a 145.....
 
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:28 pm

I hear the French are already painting the AF planes in LH colors in anticipation of their "arrival" on the property Big grin. TC
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:52 pm

Breaking news: EU countries to merge, the new country to be called "France".
I wish I were flying
 
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:47 pm

breaking news!

New York (Roiters):
Pepsico and The Coca Cola Company about to merge
PepsiCo, the mother of Pepsi Cola and The Coca Cola Company are about to merge, industry officials said April 13th on a press meeting in New York. Together they want to be the world monopolist soda drink seller. As they have some product similiarities, some of the product will dissappear from the market. The Coca Cola Soda Drink and Pepsi Cola Soda drink are one example.
As of May 04 the two drinks will be sold under a new name, Pepsi Coca. The Famous 'coke-bootle' will keep its around the world well known shape, but in the blue pepsi colors. The new soda will contain 51% Coca Cola and 49% Pepsi Cola.

It's remains unclear whether they will buy around 10 concordes to promote their new product, as one official said: 'we have too much money, and need something to spend it on - it could very well be a concorde, but only if we can agree with the french goverment, that it will officially only be british, and not french/britsh anymore'


 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Pat
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:35 pm

SwissA330, to cheer you up again: VS A346 will leave ZRH on Thursday, 17th April. Planned dep time 13.00LT
 
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:51 am

While they're at it, why don't they buy every other airline in the world!
 
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:00 pm

Nah, first they will buy both manufacturers, integrating both into LH Technik, subsequently ending all A vs. B war, the number of members here will immediately drop to 250 or so, then afterwards, after tripling the prices for aircraft sold to others carriers and thereby driving all airlines into bankruptcy, they can get all the other airlines for free!!

oh and btw: Don't even try to find funny names for the merged entity...the name will be ..... Deutsche Lufthansa, what else??? Ok, maybe in order to keep the divisions clear of each other, something like
DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA - subsection "left Rhine border"

and for all those born without a sense for sarcasm, a little disclaimer:
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Wed Apr 16, 2003 11:59 pm

Zoze crazy Chermans, alvaays trrying to take over zee world!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:09 am

Yes Avro, we've learned a lot, two world wars later, we know just how to do it *ggg*, better start learning German, the accent is already quite good, though a little...hmmm...carribean???  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin
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RE: Lufthansa Will Buy Air France

Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:30 am

Well, you know, Weber makes a pretty strong case for Fliegensraum...
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