AA Raises Prospect of Merger with BA/IB

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  1. rwoman
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    The Australian: Blue sky thinking in full merger of British Airways and American Airlines

    Take it for what you will..

     
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    "If AA and IAG were to be combined, the resulting entity would have about 163 million passengers a year, overtaking Delta-Continental, with 162 million."

    Delta and CO merged? Does UA know?
     
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    Maybe the message did not make it across the Pacific to AUS?? :)
     
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    Interesting news. I will fly on CO DL later tonight. I wonder if the service will be changed?
     
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    Could affect food service, upgrades, etc. ;)
     
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    Did anyone else think that the article wasn't very well written?
     
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    Throwing Delta into the UACO merger mix could really dilute the value of Mileage Plus & makes the BA/AA merger-speculation look pretty good from this UA flyer's perspective!:D
     
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    I'll admit that Houston and Austin are worlds apart....but I'm pretty sure I'd have noticed if they put an ocean between the two. ;)
     
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    The merger won't happen.
     
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    Perfect Aussie English, if you ask me 'mate... (read with heavy Crocodile Dundee accent)
     
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    It's all a conspiracy to make Smisek look bad :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sure all the new jets will arrive before this ever happens.
     
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    Slick way to tease US to it's bargaining knees.

    Didn't CO make this ploy with US to get UA to bend?
     
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    i think it was the other way around, UA tried the ploy with US to get CO to come to the table.
     
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    CO is a polygamist!

    I'd sure hate to see an AA/BA/IB merger. Say hello to across the board fuel surcharges on award tickets.
     
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