With the Airbus order, I can see JetBlue coming into the picture, as well as some well backed airlines and start ups filling the void. The STL hub is too close to Memphis for Northwest to consider it. St. Louis MAY be a good match for United or American, as it could be used as a backup to O'Hare when things go haywire up there. I don't think Delta would touch it... Continental is a little iffy.. and USAirways doesn't have the resources to take on such a prospect of St. Louis right now.
I on the other hand, am leary of the financial attitudes of TWA. From a purely financial point of view, it's nothing for the cheerleaders on this board and others to brag about. TWA is still fighting for it's existence... and while I am not going to call doom and gloom on the boiz at St. Louis, I just don't think they will be around longer than the Northwests, Deltas, and Continentals of the USA.
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