AerLingus
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I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:33 am

If American takes over Northwest, does KLM become a partner with American, do they join Oneworld, or are they just cast out on their own?
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RE: I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:34 am

Sorry about the bold title.
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RWally
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RE: I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:38 am

I heard that if AA merges with NWA. Then KLM merges with BA.
 
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RE: I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:49 am

I think RWally is right, but in terms of routes,AA may do some "switching" and put more domestic flights out of minneapolis and detroit and put more international flights out of Chicago.
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RE: I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 10:25 am

I agree with Blink, AA will take NWA's japan routes and move them to Chicago. They will most likely close the Memphis (most likely) or another of NWA's hubs. Another thing, unless AA offers a ton of money per share Northwest Wont Sell


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RE: I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 10:34 am

When i was on the train into london i couldn't help over looking a ladies newspaper about the BA and KLM rumured merger. now if Ba drops the oneworld alliance and merges with klm before AA buys NWA does that mean that AA will own KLM,NWA, And BA????
 
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RE: I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 11:13 am

Ideally, if these mergers do occur, KLM will drop NW and BA will drop AA. Otherwise, no government will
allow either merger to go through. The combination
of AA/BA (oneworld) with KLM/Northwest is too big.

My opinion is that none of these mergers will occur.
The DoJ and the EU just won't allow them and the
airlines' respective employees will put up a big fight.

Frankly, AA stands to gain little from owning NWA.
Apart from the lucrative Asia (pax and cargo routes)
AA would be getting a second rate airline, albeit w/
strong hubs in MSP and DTW (the MEM hub is not
of any importance really to AA, given DFW and
MIA), a fleet of a). junk jets that AA would not
want to operate, such as the DC9's, DC10's, the
727's, and 747-200's and b). newer planes that,
except for the 757's, don't fit into AA's fleet at
all (A319-A320).

Northwest has made huge improvements in its
operating performance and has gone to highly
exceptional lenghts to clean up its balance
sheet. But, IMHO, it remains an airline that
has an image problem, flying geriatric planes
that will take 3-7 years to replace, and has
the least desireable hubs.

US Airways (alone), TWA, Continental, are
all doing something unique with their product.
NW has yet to differentiate.

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RE: I Have A Question About The AA-NWA Merger.

Sat Aug 26, 2000 11:21 am

"geriatric" ??????

do they need walkers or wheel chairs?
do they get fed through a tube?? (well, yes)
will they be going to the old folks home?? (yes, marana)

LOL

AA would gain little, as ContinentalEWR said. NW has a huge and growing fleet of airbus stuff. AA isnt really an airbus airline, besides the A300600R's. They have a ton of old DC-9's (214??) and DC-10/742 stuff. AA just wouldnt want to deal with that.

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