UA is a long way from shutting down, but a lot of analysts believe that the pension situation may have irreparably harmed employee morale and prospects for long-term survival.
If UA does go out of business, what is the future of Star Alliance? Part of the reason for its existance is that the various non-U.S. carriers have access to the U.S., the largest air travel market.
Could Star survive without a U.S. carrier? Or would it go looking for a replacement for UA?
The most likely replacement would be AA. Would AA leave Oneworld? Or would it try to take some, if not all of the Oneworld members into Star?
Just curious as to what people think.