AMR merger would strengthen its oneworld partners: IAG chief

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  1. aadmiral

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    He's been saying that for awhile now, this is just him reiterating it. He clearly favors AA being the controlling hand if a merger were to happen though.

    Also, BA and US have worked closely in the past, so it's not as if BA is unfamiliar with US as a partner. Consolidation is probably inevitable but I prefer AA do the gobbling instead of being gobbled up.
     
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    No matter what happens, I just hope it's handled better than the ongoing soap opera at UA.
     
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    It's a virtual certainty that won't be the case if Doug is in charge.
     
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    I'm all about a merger with US... but one done after AA emerges from bankruptcy and with AA leading the way and with AAdvantage being the surviving program. I think AAdvantage has found a way to make money for AA and to even monetize first class cabins without ticking off your best customers like UA is doing...
     
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    Doug has repeatedly stated that AAdvantage would remain, AA would be the surviving brand and OW the alliance. From IAG perspective that would fit the bill, regardless of how they position the words today.
     
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    While a merger seems inevitable, Doug should NOT be in charge-he has a verifiable anti-customer and anti-employee reputation worse (if you can believe it ) that Smisek. I can see value to US in Oneworld, and am surprised they didn't move long ago after being snubbed by other members of Star and after the UA/CO merger.

    US is still the ugly girl at the dance...no matter how you look at it.
     
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    No doubt the AAdvantage name would survive (Dividend Miles is a rather stupid name, IMHO). Whether the program structure would stay is a big "????".
     
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    I do not really have an opinion one way or another on Parker but as far as AA's management in recent years I view it as dreadful. They haven't had a good CEO since Crandall left.
     
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    I never thought I'd miss him, but I certainly do.
     
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    It's not a just soap opera... It's also a hot mess.
     
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