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Old 02-23-2015, 04:38 PM
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You know this is something to think about, Alaska owns the west coast from a customer standpoint (boutique airline), JetBlue likewise out east, owns the east coast. Alaska owns the mexican flights, JetBlue owns the Caribbean. Mother delta is trying to show it's strength in Seattle from an international standpoint, what if both Alaska and JetBlue say screw you D and join forces. Seriously, when I have just as much leg room in the Even More Space (JetBlue) as I had when I last flew Delta a few weeks ago in FIRST, something is seriously wrong. Not to mention the Delta FA's haven't yet learned how to serve a first class meal. Last time I checked, the Mint service at JetBlue is far superior, and the Alaska First has always been great. Two great cultures known for their customer service, sounds like a kick butt merger. Now back to my Cognac and breadsticks on Delta.

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That's actually a great idea! I agree with your observation and as most on here may know, I'm a HUGE jetBlue fan. (I've only flown on Alaska a couple of times, but I do see the similarities). I also happen to agree with your assessment of DL. Their domestic service both in coach and business is hit or miss and their international service leaves a lot to be desired. As much as it pains me to say it, their FAs on those runs are clueless.
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Never gonna happen until B6 trades all their planes for 737s.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:14 PM
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Never gonna happen until B6 trades all their planes for 737s.

Why? They could handle both the Boeing and Airbus. Infrastructure is already in place.
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Never gonna happen until B6 trades all their planes for 737s.
Better the other way around, they to get rid of the 73.
The airbus is so much more comfortable and makes my job so easy.
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Either way, using the AS philosophy, it would have to be a one airplane fleet. That's two strikes against a merger.
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
Either way, using the AS philosophy, it would have to be a one airplane fleet. That's two strikes against a merger.
Who do you think would buy who?
Would it be a merger or an acquisition?
Basically, would I keep my job, base, etc?
I know, who knows, but still........
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What would the name be? Alaska, JetBlue, Jet Alaska, Alaska Blue.....Blue Alaska.....endless possibilities....lol
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Merger. Straight date of hire. No bump, no flush.
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Originally Posted by WARich View Post
Why? They could handle both the Boeing and Airbus. Infrastructure is already in place.
Agree with this. Also, operating both types could give the combined company more power when negotiating with OEMs for new air frames.
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