Just wondering... why does so many poeple on A.Net think CO is such a good partner to merge with UA?
Route structure, management, and or their fleet type??
has a large (although not exclusive) Boeing fleet. CO
is exclusively Boeing. This would at least be a start for fleet simplification.
is strong to Asia, whereas CO
is strong to Europe. Together, they remind me of the glory days of Pan Am...
could offer a UA
/CO combo a hub (1) on the west coast (SFO
), (2)a west-central hub (DEN
), (3) a strong hub to Latin America (IAH
), (4) a large O&D/transfer airport (ORD
), and (5) possibly a dual east-coast style hub (EWR
) in the style of LAX
has now. I know CO
is making quite a profit on their EWR
-Europe flights - what are the O&D numbers for UA
I am NOT saying this will work - but compared to DL
/NW merger talk (which has NO compatibility in my opinion), this one stands the best chance of actually working.
I don't think a US/UA merger would work at this point - hubs at SFO
, & DEN
? That's just the western U.S. - something would have to give.
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