The topic is supposed to read: JetBlue Frontier Merger: Why's Everyone Say So?
This thread is about theory and conjecture, not even rumor, let alone fact.
In another thread about the future of the industry, many postulate that Frontier and JetBlue will merge, including me.
But why does everyone think this? I have no basis for it other than their operations compliment each other so well that it just makes sense (to me) to merge them to create a heavy-weight LCC.
After all, B6
serves/will serve (out of DEN
) only markets F9
doesn't serve: BOS
. Also, both airlines operate similar fleets and have similar ammenities in-flight. F9
has in important east-west hub in DEN
, and the JFK
hub for B6
access to markets otherwise too far away to serve effectively right now.
That's really my only reasoning. Can anyone else explain their reasons for why they believe this merger might take place?
[Edited 2003-10-07 20:14:35]
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