This is absoloutely 110% pure specualtion:
As you know, USAirways finally settled their suit with British Airways. A week or so later, CEO of British Airways, Bob Ayling resigned. Reportedly many sources are saying BA is seeking USAirways' CEO, Stephen Wolf to replace Ayling. This could be why US and BA settled their legal suit. USAirways is already in the middle of a possible FA strike and negotiating a possible merger with AA. USAirways stock has dropped to its new 52 week low of $18. a share and stockholders are already speculating of a possible replacement of Wolf. If Wolf were to go to BA, USAirways would undoubtedly go under. First of all, Flight Attendants would strike because there would be no one to negotiate a contract with. This would hurt US even more. Second, American would most likely show up real quick and make a bid on the troubled airline!!! USAirways has made many mistakes in the last year, First off, trying to build Dulles as a hub, and then six months later, pulling out, Second off, the Airbus order, it has to be costing big bucks to integrate these aircraft into an all Boeing fleet. Personally I could be completely wrong, but the way i see it is that USAirways is in a very bad bad position, maybe even worse than TWA is.
to add to this mess, Wolf has already promised to shut the airline down, if FA's strike.
Please, if you dont like my views on this dont post any negative and mean comments, positive criticizm is always welcome.