will build up sevice at DFW
, look for it to pick up many ex-AA 738s and 757s (espcially the PW
powered versions) to increase service.....if AA
were to liquidate, DL
could pick these aircraft up at bargain prices.
2. Assuming UA
is still around, it will build up in Chicago, possibily closing IAD
in the process.
3. US may try to make something out of St. Louis, focus city or a mini-hub, to increase its share of transcon service.
will split up AA
slots, and introduce service from their repsective hubs or gateways to LHR
will add some transatlantic service from DFW
to replace AA
, and that will be about it. DL
will increase transcon services out of JFK
, etc to make up some of the loss, and CO
will try to step into the NYC-Carib market in a very big way.
5. The crown jewel in the AA
system, the MIA
hub and the latin american/carib route system (which, remember, is ex-BN and ex-EA) is a major discussion point......CO
would love to have it as it would complement their existing services out of IAH
would be interested, as would DL
. Aircraft to operate these routes could be purchased out of the AA
liquidation, 757s, 767s and 777s would be available in huge numbers, all at bargain prices, for any of the airline to start up service. Its very interesting.
will not liquidate........but remember, one of the problems is that there is far too much capacity in the US airline system at the moment, and if a carrier was to fail, only a small part of its services would be replaced....the idea is to take capacity out of the system so that the other carriers can survive.