By the time of that proposed merger, Braniff had established, 1 year previous, a 3rd hub at MCO
by purchasing Florida Express. MCO
became its 2nd hub when DFW
was dropped as a hub, and HQ
moved to Orlando, before the airline folded in 1990. The merger with PA made sense with the shift to Florida, though it would have been interesting if the merged airline would have maintained both MIA
1 + PA merger would have been even more interesting, reuniting the Panagra routes. Neither of the CEOs would have been interested.
|Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):|
Yes. Two minutes on Google explains the whole deal, from soup to nuts:
As with many topics on A.net, it's usually more interesting hearing from what the insiders here know or remember than simply using Google. Otherwise, half of the topics wouldn't exist.