Tasha, I love your optimism. We need more people like you.
However, your optimistic idea is too optimistic. In this cutthroat business world the two airlines would fight to the death to be the sole brand. The American equivalent of "communist-era Aeroflot" would be awful. Reduced competition, jacked p ticket prices, and too many airplanes with the same paintscheme! AGH
One could only wish for the two airlines to for a peaceful "sort of mutual symbiosis." This new airline would be the Dr. Frankenstine's creation of airlines. I can only hope to god it does not come to that.
Like I said Tasha, there need to be more optimistic people in this world, just like you. Maybe then a merger of AA
would go peacefully, if something like that ever happened.