So it appears that US will get AA. (BA will get a piece too)
Give your best guess on the next merger and why.
UA/CAL (Completeing merger. Probably won't do another for a while)
AA (AA/US) (Current merger. Probably won't do another for a long while)
Left to acquire?
Jet Blue (Making $ and big in the east)
Virgin America (International system & growing, but small)
Alaska (Rock solid presence in the NW)
Spirit (New Vegas and Phoenix/Mesa base)
Allegiant (A lot of old Md80's, but AB's on order I hear)
Hawaiian (Just signed JB codeshare)
Frontier (Republic yard sale. I fear the worst but hope the best for those guys)
Hmmm, I guess...
VA & JB merge. JB gets Virgin name and international system, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia gets significantly increased US market feed than just Virgin America. Needs to keep up with BA/AA/US deal.
DL will go after AK. Just fits and DL needs to keep up with AA & UA size.