All the speculation about AS flying to Hawaii got me thinking, instead of flying from SEA and ANC which already has code share partner flights to Hawaii would it be easier for AS to merger with AQ and get to the island that way. While it would might be more expensive than operating flights from ANC and SEA it seems like a good fit for the following reasons:
1) common fleet 737-700 and 737-200
2) service from mainland cities not covered by partner airlines ie SNA and possibly OAK.
3)give the combine airline a greater presence at SNA which would put them in a better position for international flight slots from SNA if the expansion to 20 gates with 2 international gates actually unfolds the way the airport wants it to.
4) not a lot of overlapping flights, but enough common points to ensure good traffic flow on existing routes
Again this is pure speculation, I have no evidence that this would be a good or bad thing. Looking for everyone's thoughts on the matter.