UA's problems are much deeper than 9/11, and they, as all airlines, should deal with it in that context or go the way of the dinosaur.
Most airlines will, unless they change their business plans. Loans and Ch. 11s are just buying them more time.
The sad thing about UA
11 is that United is another airline trying to be all things to all people, instead of focusing on its core customer base. If DL
goes into CH
. 11 it will also be because of trying to be all things to all people without finding its niche within the industry. UA
's core customers used to be the business traveler, but even before 9/11 business travel was slowing down and yet UA
failed(Because of many reasons) to adjust and keep pace. I love UA
, but unless the world economy develops at an unbelievable pace I feel like ultimately they are doomed to fail because there are superior domestic options as well as superior foreign options. I wish them luck.