As they say, LET'S GET IT
|Quoting KDAYflyer (Reply 1):|
Planes are dirty and the service just plain sucks. I have flown them more than a few times and had a terrible experience on every flight.
Had the same experiences with AA
-- dirty old planes, pissed off crews, constantly feeling like crap whenever I got off their planes. As an AA
gold they had me match status to Delta on my hands and knees in 2008. Then they merged with NW
and were still good, but harder to upgrade and things got a bit hokey at times. Now I fly UA
the most as I can fly PMUA
and more widebody metal from EWR
being a giant mess themselves.)
At least up front. Back in Y they both suck with AA
having a slight advantage because they offer comp IFE on domestic flights.
Network wise, it's not a bad pair up:
: US's wet dream, ultimate optimized hub with Airbus metal coming in from both sides. S80s will be finally gone.
: Small RJ
's replaced by airbus metal to compete with UA
, S80s finally gone here too.
: Another mega hub, major financial center. Can't see it being trimmed in favor of MIA
: Will focus on their strengths -- building up MIA
further to be king in Latin and South America.
can finally scale back their non profitable JFK
domestic activity and focus on the high O&D PHL
: I can see T-8 being sold off with AA
keeping a small hub presence with reliance on their OW
: Same function as now. Hopefully the CR7s can be replaced by Airbuses.
: Mixed bag. I'd say it has a high chance of being trimmed as it's wedged between profitable LAX
is a junk yields mecca.
I think they will hand Asia off to JAL. This merged airline doesn't stand a chance to compete with Delta or United in NRT