Virgin America Weighs Sale After Receiving Interest

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  1. swamt

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    No prob. Just wanted to keep the info real.
     
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    I have been thinking this since the announcement of Virgin looking for a merger.  What if JB would reach out to ALK for a 3 way merger?  With all 3 I think they would have a combined 12-14% market share. OR, what if JB and HA could get a deal done and then all 4-JB, ALK, VX and HA end up later on doing a 4 way merger?  Using the HA as away to get mostly Hawaii routes.  They are all big IF's, but why not?  On the flip side, JB is now expanding their Mint flights rather quickly, more than likely in prep for the ALK winning the Virgin bid in order to remain competitive.  Any thoughts on this?  I don't think even if all 4 were to try to merge that the DOT/DOJ would not allow it, or at least with some minor adjustments and fine tuning.  Or am I just thinking too far outside the box?
     
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    JetBlue plans to expand premium Mint service after losing a bid to buy Virgin America
     

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