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US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:25 am

Since there's all this merger talk, how about this?

US merges with Delta, United and Continental hook up, and AA and NW hook up, then they all merge together and we call it:

Normerideltitedental Airways

 sly   duck 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:28 am

I once thought of a three-way merger of DL/NW/CO. A merger that you describe would be a total monopoly, and would NEVER be approved.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:30 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 1):
I once thought of a three-way merger of DL/NW/CO. A merger that you describe would be a total monopoly, and would NEVER be approved.

I'm well aware of that. Note my emoticons at the end, they denote that I was not being serious at all and very much joking. Big grin
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:41 am

I really do believe that Conteltedicanornus better captures the essence of commercial aviation in the states.

Slogans could include;

"You'll be Content with Conteltedicarnornus"
"Our planes are enormous, on Conteltedicarnornus"
"We're Conteltedicarnooooornus, and We Work Hard to Know Why It's Time to Fly With Us, and It Shows!"
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:46 am

Quote:
"You'll be Content with Conteltedicarnornus"
"Our planes are enormous, on Conteltedicarnornus"
"We're Conteltedicarnooooornus, and We Work Hard to Know Why It's Time to Fly With Us, and It Shows!"

All sung to the tune of "Supercalifragelisticexpealidocious"  rotfl 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:50 am

Quoting AEflyguy (Reply 3):
"We're Conteltedicarnooooornus, and We Love to Work Hard to Know Why It's Time to Fly With Us, and It Shows!"

And yet WN would still be more profitable because of their oil commodities business...  Wink

Poor F9, AS and FL. Left in the dust...
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:53 am

I think it would be great... hubs in JFK, IAD, MIA, DFW, LAX, SEA, DEN, ORD... it truly would be an "American" Airline...
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:54 am

Otherwise known as Ameriflot...

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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:54 am

Quoting JBo (Thread starter):
Normerideltitedental Airways

And they'll spin off their low cost leisure route carrier:

Norm!!

And the regional airline: Normerideltitedental JetConnect EagleExpress

But we'll all just call it NJE.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:04 am

Quoting JBo (Thread starter):
Normerideltitedental Airways



Quoting AEflyguy (Reply 3):
Conteltedicanornus

Think of trying to fit all those letters on an aircraft. Start writing on one side, wrap around the tail and keep going.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 8):
Normerideltitedental JetConnect EagleExpress

Same thing for the RJ's? Except wrap around the a/c twice with a name like that.

lol.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 1):
I once thought of a three-way merger of DL/NW/CO. A merger that you describe would be a total monopoly, and would NEVER be approved.

How would it be a TOTAL monopoly with SW carrying 33% of domestic traffic? Even though it would never be approved.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:35 am

There have been some published reports that because of NW's golden shares in CO and the resulting ability by NW to block deals with CO, it would be difficult for CO to merge with anyone except NW.

Although the US is geographically different than most other countries, few other countries have more than two legacy carriers and two LCCs. I can see regulators allowing as few as four remaining legacy carriers, maybe even three, providing that none dominate the entire market.

Certain combinations would probably require divesting some routes, as in the case of US/DL, they would probably have to divest part of their Northeast shuttles. The weakest combination would be granted those routes.
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:36 am

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 7):
Otherwise known as Ameriflot...

With a name like that, I'd fly them.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:43 am

DL+NW+CO would not be a monopoly by any stretch of the imagination.

It would only dominate airports it already dominates in three parts.

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 12):
With a name like that, I'd fly them.

Amerifly
FlyAmerica
All American Airways
American Flight Systems
United America Airplane Related Company
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:44 am

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 7):
Otherwise known as Ameriflot...

And Delta would provide the livery  Silly . After all, their livery isn't called Deltaflot for nothing  duck .
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:49 am

Quoting JBo (Thread starter):
Normerideltitedental Airways

Nah, call it Air America. Oh, wait isn't that a radio station?  stirthepot 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:00 pm

Does that mean the merged airline would join the OneStarSkyWorldTeam Alliance?
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:26 pm

Quoting MMEPHX (Reply 16):
Does that mean the merged airline would join the OneStarSkyWorldTeam Alliance?

Yes.

Which means that the airline would codeshare with nearly ever major airline in the world.

Talk about convenience!
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:28 pm

Quoting Helvknight (Reply 15):
Nah, call it Air America. Oh, wait isn't that a radio station?

Nah, lets call it AirUSA as opposed to Air Canada, and have it become a nationalized industry just like conrail was and Amtrack now is and no jobs will be lost and everyone belongs to a union. SOCIALISM RULES!  duck   duck 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:34 pm

I would sign up for their frequent flyer program. Imagine the points you'd rack up!

But I would sign up for the LCCs program as well, once they merge and form Southbluefrontran

(to be renamed Southbluefrontran Am once they swallow up a certain Trenton-based skidmark of an operation)
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:45 pm

AS, F9, B6, FL and HA could merge and form Alasuletieraiian-Tran


How about this, TWA, Eastern, Western, PSA, Pan-Am and Piedmont

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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:24 pm

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 19):
(to be renamed Southbluefrontran Am once they swallow up a certain Trenton-based skidmark of an operation)

 rotfl 
"skidmark of an operation", never heard a more appropriate term for Pan Am Mk IV, or V, or whichever version it is these days.
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:50 am

Central America could get into the mix and have a new merged airline called "Copatacalasca". I always thought that had a nice ring to it.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:09 am

How about Ameriflop?

In the case of F9, FL, and B6, I think jetFrontierTran has a nice ring to it.

How about that new Columbus based outfit? Skybus, I think. They should merge with Virgin America, forming AmericaSkyVirgin. They could have a great paint scheme, combining Skybus' orange/yellow fuselage with Virgin America's red tail.

[Edited 2006-11-17 17:15:08]
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:24 am

How about calling the new mega-carrier MonopolyAir. If you pass through ATL, ORD or LAX, deduct $200 from your airfare.  Smile
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:51 am

Not a prayer that this kind of deal would ever get approved by the DOT.

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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting YOW (Reply 24):
If you pass through ATL, ORD or LAX

Would there be anywhere else to connect if this goes through?

What if I fly ATL-ORD-LAX? Do I save $600 then? lol.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:12 am

Quoting BAW716 (Reply 25):
Not a prayer that this kind of deal would ever get approved by the DOT.

Must you rain on our fun?

I'm surprised no one's discussed what kind of livery it would have.

Probably just all-white with a symbolic middle finger on the tail. Big grin
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:38 am

I suppose that would be the airline version of Conrail...
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:45 am

Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 23):
hey should merge with Virgin America, forming AmericaSkyVirgin.

Naw, rumor has it UA is selling Ted off to Virgin America to create... Virgin Ted.

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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting JBo (Thread starter):
US merges with Delta, United and Continental hook up, and AA and NW hook up, then they all merge together

and southwest still is more profitable than them
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:19 am

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 28):
I suppose that would be the airline version of Conrail...

So this would become the real version of ConAir and not just some fictitious movie, lol.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 26):
What if I fly ATL-ORD-LAX? Do I save $600 then? lol.

Only if you take the money from the 'Community Chest' small-town air service fund...hehe.
 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:29 am

Quoting AEflyguy (Reply 3):
"We're Conteltedicarnooooornus, and We Work Hard to Know Why It's Time to Fly With Us, and It Shows!"

Now... give us ALL your money.
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:30 am

You guys are way too funny. Thanx for the many laughs (odd looks from co-workers)...  smile 
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RE: US/DL/UA/CO/AA/NW Merger

Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:21 am

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 19):
(to be renamed Southbluefrontran Am once they swallow up a certain Trenton-based skidmark of an operation)

you mean PanAm Imposter airlines?

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 20):
AS, F9, B6, FL and HA could merge and form Alasuletieraiian-Tran

Now that is funny!!!
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