Gordon works as a consultant for CO
, he still has an office in CO
's headquarters. UAL had wooed him in the past when they were healthier, he turned them down.
You absolutley cannot compare the circumstances surrounding Gordon's turn around of CO
in the 1990s to UAL's present circumstance, the airline industry has changed forever. None of the legacies are any where near profitability, and the huge wave of economic prosperity which CO
rode out of dispair and into success seems like a distant memory.
Gordon offered a merger to UAL a year or two ago but was turned down by UAL's management, if Gordon can find some folks with deep pockets im sure he would much rather be a broker of a CO
takeover/merger of UAL. So long as the folks in Houston are running the show.