|Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):|
If a merger between US and HP is announced, do you think others will come in and try competing bids to take over HP?
Chance of this happening is slim to none. There are only two airlines in America right now that could afford to buy HP
, Southwest and American. AA
is certainly in no mood right now for buying and integrating a completely different operating system and network like HP
and are focused on continuing to turn around their own airline. WN
would never be allowed to buy HP
for antitrust reasons, their networks overlap way too much and HP
are almost completely mismatched -- fleet, employees, network, culture, etc.
The long and short of it: no, there is virtually no chance that another airline would want (or be able to afford) HP
now or anytime in the forseeable future.