For everyone in here who is dreaming about US Airways become some kind of glory airline, regaining the good old days... Dream On!
Why on Earth would US Airways be looking at buying gate space at O'Hare of Denver?
Why would they be looking into buying part of United Airlines?
US Airways has been near broke for some 3 or more years now! US airways keeps asking its workers for wage concessions, and the government for more money! If US Airways is going in any direction it is down the cutting back direction. US Airways the other day made a statement that they have no plans what so ever to dismantle the Pittsburgh hub.... One problem though.... Where are they getting all of the money to keep Pittsburgh operational as a hub destination?
US Airways keeps delaying the order or aircraft both maniline and regional! Us Airways keeps adding more routes with lack of funds! How is this airline even keeping its head above water!
To those of you that say United Airlines will go before US Airways will go think twice. United Airlines can sell of its London/Heathrow routes and Asian routes. They would make a enormous bundle on the sale... problem... United Airlines will sell neither one of the route structures as they are the most profitable! United Airlines has maintained a presence on the West Coast and continues to make a profit as well! US Airways bought PSA and then ran back to the East Coast! Bad idea.... What US Airways left on the West Coast has become the sucess of Southwest Airlines!
Look for example at airlnes and their recent cost-cutting reductions-
St. Louis capacity reduced to near half of TWA original route structure. Many maniline American Airlines flights are reduced to American Eagle. International and Hawaii services from St. Louis have been discontinued!
Dallas Ft. Worth reduced to nearly all Delta Connection service. The Dallas/Ft. Worth hub no longer feeds service to Hawaii. The hub is now more of a focus city!
Portland reduced to near nothing. Asia services have been totally discontinued!
Salt Lake City reduced more and more every month as more flights are being turned over to Delta Connection. No plans what so ever for any international growth from Salt Lake City.
Los Angeles-Hawaii services have been moved to Seattle!
San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu to Tokyo/NRT
have had the equipment size drop significantly from 747 to DC-10 operations!
Los Angeles routes to Auckland, Hong Kong, Osaka, Melbourne, and Paris have all been discontinued. In addition Los Angeles has been de-bunked as a United Airlines hub in comparisson to the ongoing growth that United Airlines is focusing on San Francisco its original West Coast operational base!
Chicago slated service nonstop Chicago to Delhi has been postponed indefinitely! Chicago however has seen the resumption of service to Hong Kong and Beijing! Chicago is also due to restore the 747-400 on service to London/LHR
Denver is to eb the homebase of TED , a new low fare airline that lies within the United Airlines route structure. TED, is due to be a competitior to both Song, Jet Blue, Frontier, and Southwest Airlines. United Airlines has discontinued service from Denver to Frankfurt in lieu of the Lufthansa daily nonstop service to Frankfurt.
San Francisco to Sydney has been reduced from daily to 3 x weekly! San Francisco is slowly but very surely retaining its one time mega-fortress feel for United Airlines. Recently plans have been put in place to restore the 747-400 on services to London/LHR
. In addition the Asian routes that were discontinued post 9-11 are being restored!
Washington D.C. has seen the discontinuation of service to Zurich, Milan, and Dusseldorf. Furthermore United Airlines has maintained that Washington/IAD
will remain their primary gateway to Europe.
It would seem that even though united Airlines is having financial problems... US Airways has a lot more to do! US Airways cannot be compared to United Airlines as US Airways route structure is limp and pathetic compared to United Airlines. US Airways has no presence in South America, Asia, Hawaii, Alaska, Australia or London/LHR
! Furthermore US Airways s now relying very heavily on United Airlines to feed its West Coast traffic. US Airways focus city at Los Angeles has now been reduced to only a few mainline services a day.. Nothing special!
GOOD LUCK US AIRWAYS.... you have a mighty mountain to climb!