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Old 04-15-2008, 05:44 PM   #1  
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Question Airlines Merging

Does anyone know if the Northwest/Delta merging will affect the regional airlines and their hiring in the future? Are any regionals planning to merge also?
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All should remain as they are. There will be no merging of the regionals. The new Delta will need all 11 of the regional airline partners.

All of the following airlines will have absolutely no disruption.

Comair
Skywest
ASA
ExpressJet
Mesa
Mesaba
Pinnacle
Colgan
Chautauqua
Shuttle America
Compass



Taxes will fall to only 5 percent of earnings, world hunger will end, and Oprah will keep the weight off.

You can now go back to your regularly scheduled program.
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All should remain as they are. There will be no merging of the regionals. The new Delta will need all 11 of the regional airline partners.

All of the following airlines will have absolutely no disruption.

Comair
Skywest
ASA
ExpressJet
Mesa
Mesaba
Pinnacle
Colgan
Chautauqua
Shuttle America
Compass



Taxes will fall to only 5 percent of earnings, world hunger will end, and Oprah will keep the weight off.

You can now go back to your regularly scheduled program.
I guess this is all tounge-in-cheek.

And Colgan isn't in the DAL-NWA mix....
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I just read that and laughed. Let me look into my crystal ball, hmm it reads the same as xkuzme1's post
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with all the mess with reductions that has been going on, I know that Expressjet just added 3 more planes in LAX for Delta, now we're up to 21.
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Soldierboy,

There are a couple other threads on this already. Read them.

Mergers aren't good for anybody. Somebody will lose and it's nearly always labor.
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It's going to be a wild ride. NWA has Compass. I'm hoping they go for sale and RAH picks them up. I know DAL wants to shave the 50 seaters but that's a hella lot of 50seaters to shave. Whatever contracts NWA and DAL have they are still required to uphold them. I believe DAL and cancel ours if they notify withing a certain amount of time. I'm expecting Mesa to tank and CHQ to buy some Freedom ERJs. I know what the Pope is saying here about his feelings for 50 seaters but if CAL wants them CAL will get them.
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Soldierboy,

There are a couple other threads on this already. Read them.

Mergers aren't good for anybody. Somebody will lose and it's nearly always labor.
I agree they aren't good for anybody... At least in the short term. In the long run of things mergers could be the best thing that happens. The one thing management is good for is fighting for survival. Merging to 3 mega carriers can allow them to up ticket prices across the board meaning there could finally be decent pay again with nice work rules. Nothing comes at a cost though. Stagnation in seniority is something we can all expect. This might be painful but 10yrs from now might be the best thing that could have happened. With Open Skies and start up Skybus style airlines this could be the thing we've been waiting for to set the industry strait again. Kinda like a capitalist version of re-regulation. The gov't won't do it so the airlines basically are.

I'm not flaiming here or saying I'm for or against these. Depends on how the management decides to run with it. They could either make life better or use the fewer airlines as a way to make things worse. We'll have to see. I'm simply saying in the long run this could be beneficial.
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It's going to be a wild ride. NWA has Compass. I'm hoping they go for sale and RAH picks them up. I know DAL wants to shave the 50 seaters but that's a hella lot of 50seaters to shave. Whatever contracts NWA and DAL have they are still required to uphold them. I believe DAL and cancel ours if they notify withing a certain amount of time. I'm expecting Mesa to tank and CHQ to buy some Freedom ERJs. I know what the Pope is saying here about his feelings for 50 seaters but if CAL wants them CAL will get them.
Why do you hope Compass is sold to RAH. I bet you want the pilots to get stapled right?

Compass will not be sold the chances are Mesaba and Compass will merge. Mesaba's 200 will go away and it will be a 3 aircraft airline with no 50 seaters. It will probably have 90 76 seat A/C and 50 SF340.
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