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Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:40 am

Although there is no concrete evidence to support the merger itself, except for 'inside sources', if a CO/UA merger were to happen who better to run the new airline than Gordon himself? The man turned CO upside down and made it one of the best carriers we have in the skies today.

The other two candidates would obviously be Glen Tilton or Larry Kellner. Being that it looks like CO is the one pursuing the merger its safe to assume Kellner would take the helm. Kellner was originally perceived by employees as a numbers guy but has done alot to change that perception.

It might be wishful thinking but it would be nice to have Bethune CEO of what would become the USA's largest airline. The only thing that seems to be going against him is his age, which I think is 63/64. Of course, most big corporations have mandatory retirement ages for top officers.

One can only hope...

[Edited 2006-08-12 20:01:56]
 
DALelite
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Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:01 am

what is being discussed here?

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Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:05 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 2):
what is being discussed here?

If a merger were to happen who would be a good fit to run the new company other than the two obvious candidates, Kellner or Tilton. My vote goes for Bethune.
 
BigGSFO
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Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:06 am

Talk about putting the cart before the horse...
 
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Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:07 am

Quoting Style (Reply 4):
If a merger were to happen who would be a good fit to run the new company other than the two obvious candidates, Kellner or Tilton. My vote goes for Bethune.

IF is the operative word, which makes your thread title misleading.

Quoting Style (Thread starter):
Being that it looks like CO is the one pursuing the merger its safe to assume Kellner would take the helm.

CO is pursuing a merger with UA based upon what information??
 
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RE: Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:52 am

They shouldn't go w/ UA. The fleet commentality would be an issue, with UA's Airbus fleet, and CO's all boeing fleet. Also, there would be some overlap along the east coast with IAD and EWR. CO should go with AS, and UA with US(or remain alone).
 
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RE: Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:09 am

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 4):
CO is pursuing a merger with UA based upon what information??

CNBC ran a piece on Friday August 11th talking about how both carriers were in possible talks and CO was the pursuing carrier. They also made mention of the Businessweek article that had an "insider" close to both sides saying there was talk between the two.
 
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RE: Would Gordon Bethune Run A New CO/UA?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:22 am

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 5):
The fleet commentality would be an issue,

Why?

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 5):
Also, there would be some overlap along the east coast with IAD and EWR.

What kind of overlap?

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 5):
CO should go with AS, and UA with US(or remain alone).

You don't see any overlap with IAD, PHL, and CLT?

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