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  • Airline regulation: The barn door is already open [View news story]
    American wanted to stay independent and US Airways came in and engineered an unethical deal with AA labor which ultimately led to a capitulation to merge. Never should have happened. AA will be fine stand alone, but US Airways will go by the wayside without smoke and mirrors.
    Aug 18, 2013. 05:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks rattled by DOJ action in US Airways-American merger [View news story]
    40 years as aviation consultant
    Aug 13, 2013. 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks rattled by DOJ action in US Airways-American merger [View news story]
    This is in the hands of the courts now. No one can know the outcome and the public sentiment of airline travelers is strongly negative toward the airlines right now. This could be a faux pas for AA and LCC. If the deal is killed American's (AAMRQ) stock will go zero.
    Aug 13, 2013. 04:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The board of AMR's (AAMRQ.PK) pilots union has approved the framework of an interim labor deal that would be implemented if the bankrupt airline merges with US Airways (LCC). The approval comes after the board agreed to a conditional labor agreement with the latter company in April, although its pilot representatives said the labor contract "IS NOT a final agreement." [View news story]
    AA will end up treating this merger more like an acquisition of US Aiways, if it happens at all. And that is how is should be approached and consumated. US Airways is the desperate party.
    Dec 31, 2012. 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMR Corp.'s (AAMRQ.PK) American Airlines and US Airways (LCC) are near a tentative deal on how their pilots would be handled in a potential merger. The talks, which include airline executives, representatives of AMR's creditors committee and both airlines' pilots unions, are a crucial step toward determining whether the two airlines will combine when AMR emerges from bankruptcy proceedings next year. [View news story]
    American Airlines will lose its leverage if it merges prior to coming out of BK. And, AA pilots will lose their leverage regarding the integration of the seniority lists as well. Very risky to merge when AA and pilots has excellent alternatives.

    LCC is relatively desperate to merge. LCC already has 2 strikes in the BK game and 3rd stike and they are out of business.

    AA - keep your powder dry!!
    Dec 23, 2012. 03:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Airways-American Airlines Merger May Happen Soon [View article]
    I seems that no one (except AA management) is factoring in the difficulty in merging cultures and problems/costs with integration. It is my belief that AA can grow to a more profitable level and more quickly as a stand alone vs. merging. American, United and Delta can take whatever amount of US Airway's business they want and US Airways could end up being parted out long term if they don't merge with AA (and Parker knows that...).

    80%/20% should be the absolute maximum allocation based on what LCC brings, or doesn't bring to the party in a merger. AA does not really need LCC and all of the lost baggage that it brings to the deal - and Tom a/k/a (Tim) Horton knows that... He's a very highly experienced and knowledgeable finance guy.
    Dec 17, 2012. 07:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Airways-American Airlines Merger May Happen Soon [View article]
    I agree totally with arb-llc's assessment.
    Dec 17, 2012. 07:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Airways Investors Hoping For Merger Bailout May Be Disappointed [View article]
    I've been in the airline biz since 1968 and an active aviation consultant since 1970.

    Merger with AA and LLC just won't happen folks. Why? It's not good for AA. The integration cost would be horrendous and the two cultures will never fit together. Crew and other employee training would be a nightmare. AA has their own way of doing things and cost would be prohibitive. Synergy is really not there...
    Dec 3, 2012. 12:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Airways Investors Hoping For Merger Bailout May Be Disappointed [View article]
    no merger with AA and LCC. Not good for AA.
    Dec 3, 2012. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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