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US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:39 am

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC - News) today withdrew its offer to merge with Delta Air Lines Inc. (OTC: DALRQ - News). The airline was informed earlier today that the Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee would not meet its demands by the airline's established deadline of Feb. 1, 2007. As previously announced, US Airways' offer of $5.0 billion in cash and 89.5 million shares of US Airways stock would have expired on Feb. 1, 2007, unless there was affirmative support from the Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee for commencement of due diligence, making the required filings under Hart-Scott-Rodino, as well as the postponement of Delta's hearing on its Disclosure Statement scheduled for Feb. 7, 2007.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070131/law067.html?.v=84
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:42 am

Thank goodness!!!!

I'm for one happy that this is not going to happen!
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:44 am

Thank God! Im 30 miles from ATL, and i think i hear a faint cheering sound from here.....
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:45 am

Delta people kept the faith for good reason.

You know what they say about paybacks.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:46 am

Thank Goodness...Great news for US Aviation.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:47 am

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Thread starter):
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC - News) today withdrew its offer to merge with Delta Air Lines Inc. (OTC: DALRQ - News). The airline was informed earlier today that the Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee would not meet its demands by the airline's established deadline of Feb. 1, 2007. As previously announced, US Airways' offer of $5.0 billion in cash and 89.5 million shares of US Airways stock would have expired on Feb. 1, 2007, unless there was affirmative support from the Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee for commencement of due diligence, making the required filings under Hart-Scott-Rodino, as well as the postponement of Delta's hearing on its Disclosure Statement scheduled for Feb. 7, 2007.

Yesterday Doug Parker seamed VERY frustrated to say the least:

Quoting Marilyn Adams, USAToday:
Showing frustration, US Airways CEO Douglas Parker said Tuesday that his company will drop its bid for Delta Air Lines on Thursday if bankruptcy creditors don't signal support for the $10 billion offer.
Delta's creditors "know exactly what they have to do," Parker said in a conference call on quarterly earnings. "If this (creditors) committee is not willing to do what it should do for investors ... we're not willing to pursue this transaction anymore."
Although Parker had earlier placed a Feb. 1 deadline on his offer, his comments suggested for the first time that US Airways (LCC) may be poised to walk away from the deal it proposed in mid-November and sweetened earlier this month.
Parker's comments followed days of frantic maneuvering by people on all sides of the controversial bid. US Airways' cash-and-stock offer for Delta, which has been in Chapter 11 reorganization since September 2005, has been rejected by Delta's management. Delta has lobbied its creditors to accept Delta's own plan to emerge as a stand-alone carrier. A merger would create the country's biggest domestic carrier.
Parker sweetened the offer for Delta by 20% three weeks ago, and the court-approved committee representing Delta's creditors hasn't responded. The committee could act today. Parker wants the creditors to force Atlanta-based Delta to open its books and postpone a bankruptcy court hearing scheduled for next Wednesday on Delta's stand-alone plan.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/...01-30-usairways-delta-merger_x.htm
I think it is time now for Doug Parker to send Jerry Grinstein an olive branch, and offer him a consulting position upon his retirement from DL to help him finish the real task he has at hand; integrating the HP and US work-groups. Something Grinstein is experienced and highly qualified to help him do. If Doug really wants Delta, why not apply for the CEO vacancy upon Jerry's forthcoming retirement?  stirthepot 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:48 am

Well, that's too bad ... although now I wouldn't mind seeing DL forced to liquidate.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:49 am

Excellent news indeed. Very happy to see this.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:49 am

A big shout out of disdain to my homies in Tempe.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:49 am

Phew... I'm so glad that "Doug's New Delta" is not going to happen. If Doug Parker got his mitts on Delta, airports like FWA would have seen their air service get even worse.

Still, I wonder: now that Doug's hostile takeover attempt is out of the way, I wonder if AirTran will start FWA? We were in the top 5 cities in terms of votes, and Allegiant is having great advance bookings for FWA...

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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:49 am

Well, the relief for the Delta folks is obvious. But, I have to say, I for one think that consolidation is necessary and will happen one way or another. I don't think DL/US was necessarily right, but other mergers are almost certain to happen.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:51 am

Very disappointing news. USAirways management is more competent than Delta's and could have built a huge successful airline with mega hubs in Atlanta and Phoenix.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:51 am

Not surprised, but good news for the folks at DL. I wonder who Doug will go after next? He seems a little hellbent on making his airline get bigger.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:53 am

Horrible horrible news for the aviation industry in America.

At some point, there does need to be consolidation in the industry. In a week or less, there will already be a post on A.net with how evil DL management is, and how rightous their unions are. Meanwhile, DL will recover, appear to do well for 2-3 years, and then crash again.

It's a sad sad cycle.

Oh well. Time to put more money in WN, F9, B6 and FL.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:54 am

Funny thing.................people on this board are suprised it did not go through. When you get shellacked by Congress,its not a good sign.......Oh well,life goes on in frequentflyer land.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 11):
Very disappointing news. USAirways management is more competent than Delta's and could have built a huge successful airline with mega hubs in Atlanta and Phoenix.

I don't think there is any proof that the current USAirways management is more competant than Delta's. They appear to be equally qualified if you look at results for the last six months or so.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:58 am

Well, good news for me (flying frequently on AF across the pond and connecting on DL)  Smile

but I'm wondering, who's gonna go after NW now first... DL or US?  Wink
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:58 am

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 13):
Meanwhile, DL will recover, appear to do well for 2-3 years, and then crash again.

I don't think we'll follow the same business model that US has set out for everyone, but thanks for your comment none the less.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:58 am

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 13):

I have never understood this argument,there is too much capacity. Even if US/DL would have cut 10% of the seats,SWA,JetBlue,Airtran and Spirit were waiting in the wings to fill that 10%. Its called deregulation............remember. An airline can start new service anytime they want,and airlines who fiscal plans are built on growth would have filled the void in a heartbeat.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:01 am

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 13):
Horrible horrible news for the aviation industry in America.

At some point, there does need to be consolidation in the industry. In

the Delta people dont agrue that.... its the resulting fleet mess, with not one compatible fleet type, the MASSIVE overlap in route networks, no doubt over 10,000 reduced jobs, even if ti was all through attrittion, thats 10,000 less aviation jobs to be had.

From the Us perspective, they saw, lucrative INTL routes and a good product, it makes perfect sense. Form the DL perspective, there was no strategic gain whatsoever, in both fleet and network.

Can't blame US for trying, and you can't blame DL for denying....
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:01 am

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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 6):
Well, that's too bad ... although now I wouldn't mind seeing DL forced to liquidate.

I have just lost all respect for you sir.  Angry
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:02 am

I am proud of all the Delta people today. We fought hard and won. Delta will come out of BK a lean, strong airline. Parker knew this and that was the whole reason for the attempt to begin with.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 13):
At some point, there does need to be consolidation in the industry. In a week or less, there will already be a post on A.net with how evil DL management is, and how rightous their unions are. Meanwhile, DL will recover, appear to do well for 2-3 years, and then crash again.

I don't think people are against consolidation. People were against a merger that makes absolutely NO sense from any viewpoint.

There are plenty of mergers that make sense, including NW/DL, NW/CO, DL/CO, DL/AS, B6/F9, CO/UA and many many others. You could argue that almost any other possible merger between airlines made more sense than this one. Even AA/UA makes more sense.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:04 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 6):
Well, that's too bad ... although now I wouldn't mind seeing DL forced to liquidate.

That's outrageous! I hope DL can operate as a stand alone carrier for many years to come.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:05 am

Just the news I wanted to hear. I am a US fan but would not want DL to go. the people at DL deserve jobs as well. Great news.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:05 am

Let the lawsuits of the other creditors vs. Delta for breech of fiduciary duties ensue.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:06 am

Operater, could I have the number for Northwest Airlines?

OK, 555-5555, OK thanks.


Beep beep beep-beep beep beep beep.


Hello Northwest?

This is Delta.

We don't need you anymore.

Click.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:06 am

I am happy that this has happened. I wish US good luck in the future and believe both airlines will have sucessful futures.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 26):
Let the lawsuits of the other creditors vs. Delta for breech of fiduciary duties ensue.

And may they all be dismissed as frivolous pieces of bull$h*t that they are!
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:09 am

The lack of creditors' committee support suggests that they believe DL's emergence plan is solid, so that's a vote of confidence in DL management.

It'll be interesting to see if DL pursues any merger after emerging from Ch 11.

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 12):
I wonder who Doug will go after next? He seems a little hellbent on making his airline get bigger.

NW would seem the most likely possibility - Doug seems to prefer takeover targets that are in Chapter 11 now, and it'd actually be easier from an antitrust perspective than US/DL would have been. There's also at least some fleet commonality (although off the top of my head I don't know if NW and US' Airbii use the same engines) On the downside, I don't know if Doug really wants to take on the labour issues NW has.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:09 am

"Ding dong the witch is dead..." This is fantastic news. Mergers in this industry need to be consensual and make sense for both companies. This one was all one sided.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:10 am

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 29):
And may they all be dismissed as frivolous pieces of bull$h*t that they are!

Doesn't matter really. Keep Delta tied up in court for some time and management distracted. Also it has now had to take on more debt than management wanted had US not come a knocking. Either way this is a win for US. Not as big of a win as they would have liked obviously. But a win nonetheless. Hamstringing a competitor is good business afterall.  Cool
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:12 am

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 11):
USAirways management is more competent than Delta's and could have built a huge successful airline with mega hubs in Atlanta and Phoenix.

The two airlines that make up US as we know it today went through 3 bankruptcies in the past 5 years. There is ABSOLUTELY no evidence that US management is any more competent. DL has moved through its BK process faster and more effectively than any other airline in history.

US can have anything it wants - but it's going to have to compete for it.... against a much larger and stronger Delta, FL, B6, and WN along with others. It is not DL's problem that US gave away its hubs as part of its ill-focused capacity pulldowns.

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 13):
At some point, there does need to be consolidation in the industry.

And it will happen between companies that complement each other and who voluntarily see the value in merging.

US is a marked beast - no one will merge with them. NW will emerge on its own and merge with whoever it believes makes the most sense for it... and it is highly doubtful US is on that list.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:13 am

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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:14 am

 highfive  to all DL employees, managers, shareholders, frequent flyers, and general supporters. What else can be said?
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:15 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 10):
Well, the relief for the Delta folks is obvious. But, I have to say, I for one think that consolidation is necessary and will happen one way or another. I don't think DL/US was necessarily right, but other mergers are almost certain to happen.

It seems to me that the integration of US and HP is still "in progress" after several years. Trying to integrate a third into this would be chaotic to say the least.

I instinctly didn't like this merger from the beginning. However, there should be some further mergers of the legacies or legacy/LCC's to improve the cost structure. But I think mutual agreement mergers work a heck of a lot better than hostile ones.

There is talk of overcapacity in the US market, but I've found in my travels that it is much harder to get flights, and it appears that load factors have increased.

Stay tuned.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:16 am

Anyone else get the feeling there is something else up Parker's sleeve? It doesn't seem he would throw all this money and then just let it go....
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:17 am

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 26):
Let the lawsuits of the other creditors vs. Delta for breech of fiduciary duties ensue.

you don't get it, do you? It wasn't DL that voted against the US plan - it was the creditors. Because a few creditors aren't going to get what they want doesn't make those who will get what they want liable.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:18 am

Quoting Usair320 (Reply 25):
Just the news I wanted to hear. I am a US fan but would not want DL to go. the people at DL deserve jobs as well. Great news.

Finally someone who does not take part in all the bashing... welcome to my R/U list...  Smile
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:18 am

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 37):
Anyone else get the feeling there is something else up Parker's sleeve? It doesn't seem he would throw all this money and then just let it go....

He's moving to plan B, I'm sure.

Wouldn't surprise me if the phone lines from Tempe to Minneapolis are red hot right now.  Big grin
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:21 am

It's so excellent .. now DL top management will all become multi-millionaires when they come out of bankruptcy. Hopefully, they will thank all you DL employees for making them filthy rich.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:22 am

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 38):
you don't get it, do you? It wasn't DL that voted against the US plan - it was the creditors. Because a few creditors aren't going to get what they want doesn't make those who will get what they want liable.

What YOU don't seem to understand is that by rebuffing Mr. Parker and not taking his offer seriously many creditors will rightly be upset and will most likely take legal action against the parties involved.

I have no dog in this fight. Just don't be surprised when the subpoenas and court filings start flying in a few days.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:25 am

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 42):
What YOU don't seem to understand is that by rebuffing Mr. Parker and not taking his offer seriously many creditors will rightly be upset and will most likely take legal action against the parties involved.

I have no dog in this fight. Just don't be surprised when the subpoenas and court filings start flying in a few days.

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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:25 am

USAirPlatinum...WHERE ARE YOU!?!? Big grin

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 11):
USAirways management is more competent than Delta's and could have built a huge successful airline with mega hubs in Atlanta and Phoenix.

WRONG! The Delta creditors decided they don't. And they know more than you.

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 13):
In a week or less, there will already be a post on A.net with how evil DL management is, and how rightous their unions are.

WRONG! Delta is right now talking with the creditors about employee compensation.

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 13):
Meanwhile, DL will recover, appear to do well for 2-3 years, and then crash again.

No no, you misunderstend. USAirways ISN'T taking over!

Quoting Ssides (Reply 6):
Well, that's too bad ... although now I wouldn't mind seeing DL forced to liquidate

Thanks for showing the world what kind of human being you are!

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 26):
Let the lawsuits of the other creditors vs. Delta for breech of fiduciary duties ensue.



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 32):
Doesn't matter really. Keep Delta tied up in court for some time and management distracted. Also it has now had to take on more debt than management wanted had US not come a knocking.

There's no history of that happening, ever. Delta will be leaving BK this spring.

You're one of the people on the list that owe apologies. Care to take the high road?  Wink

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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:26 am

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 40):
Wouldn't surprise me if the phone lines from Tempe to Minneapolis are red hot right now

again, you don't get it. NW said just yesterday it intends to emerge as an independent airline this spring.

They don't want US either. And if US tries to force itself on NW, DL wrote a BEAUTIFUL playbook on how to repel unwanted attacks from an unwanted suitor.

Delta's response to US' offer and the results will be a business class case study for years to come.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:27 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 6):
Well, that's too bad ... although now I wouldn't mind seeing DL forced to liquidate.

What a childish remark.

Honestly, can you really say a combined US/DL would make any sense? With the opposite fleet types, hubs within close proximity to each other, union issues, not to mention US still hasn't finished their merger with HP yet. There is nothing about a combined US/DL that makes any bit of sense to me.
 
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:27 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 6):
Well, that's too bad ... although now I wouldn't mind seeing DL forced to liquidate.

Oh man, that is not very nice to say. DL would be a huge loss to the industry. So the US/DL thing did not work out. It is not the end of the world. There are plenty of other airlines that Parker can look at now.

DL is not going to liquidate either. They have a plan, and I am sure they will come out on top.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:29 am

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 1):
Thank goodness!!!!

I'm for one happy that this is not going to happen!

I agree. A DL/US merger would not benefit US consumers. Moreover, US is still digesting the US/HP merger..adding DL to the mix would/could be an operational/strategic nightmare.

Let the majors survive or fail on their own, I say. Sans mergers. This ensures competition.
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RE: US Withdraws Offer For DL

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:30 am

Quoting N666FU (Reply 44):
You're one of the people on the list that owe apologies. Care to take the high road?  

I don't owe you nor anyone on this forum an apology.

I've merely stated facts, and offered my opinion. If you can't handle that, I suggest you spend less time on a DISCUSSION board.  Wink
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