Mergers among large flag carriers is never pretty. It's usually the bigger one that buys out the smaller one, and as such they get the top spots. Pilot seniority is a sticky issue oftentimes too...with two ALPA companies, there'd be a high probability of having the two lists merged according to hire date- in the case of AA
and TWA (AA is APA
represented), the TWA pilots got screwed over when they were in effect stapled to the bottom of the AA
list, save for a few of the senior guys. As for the non-union groups, there'd be no protection from them getting terminated if not needed, but otherwise, they'll probably find work somewhere in the airline.
would be interesting...vastly different fleets and labor groups...would make for a nice route structure though.
"The cockpit, what is it?" "It's the little room in the front of the plane where the pilot sits, but that's not importan