winginit wrote:IAmGaroott wrote:Swadian wrote:
If B6 has the same management rift as AA has with merger-happy Doug Parker, I wouldn't be shocked to see B6 merge with AA. After all, Doug Parker is the only major airline CEO who's essentially dedicated his entire career to mergers.
I often wondered if the AA US marriage was blocked, that US would have gone after B6 and taken on their business model.
In late 2012 I came across a McKinsey deck for AA that walked through some backup ideas should the AA-US merger not come to fruition.
An AA-B6-AS “triangle merger” was brought up. Hell of a concept.
That’s interesting! I could see LAA emerging from bankruptcy protection and getting together with AS. But B6 seems like it would have been a lot of east coast and Caribbean overlap. Plus the incompatible fleet types (I feel like LAA only ordered Airbus narrow bodies once they were US merger or bust).