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American/JetBlue Merger


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American Airlines is an airline that is in bankruptcy and is in danger of ceasing operations. It needs to find a merger partner. What should it be Alaska, US Airways? But the best partner would be JetBlue Airways. The reason is that you can go to the same places especially the Carribean with both airlines out of JFK. So they look like good merging partners. Mergers help airlines prevent ceasing operations, well one will cease anyway but it becomes part of the other airline. JetBlue would cease and American would acquire it. All American should do is take advantage of that. If it is going to merge,it shouldn't tear down on too many of JetBlue's routes. American could dump Long Beach (since it has a hub in nearby LAX) and Newburgh and reduce Fort Lauderdale from a hub to a non-hub because American already has it's third largest hub in noearby Miami International Airport. It would operate out of Fort Lauderdale the same as today. American could also save lots of money on replacing it's fleet too. American can take advantage of JetBlue's Embraer aircraft to replace the older McDonnel Douglas aircraft. American will already have a replacement aircraft and would save money if acquiring JetBlue. Plus, American can add hubs in Orlando and Boston. American would retain it's livery and name but add JetBlue's TVs. American can have better competition against Delta and United if merged with JetBlue. Plus, American would be able to expand the JFK hub. Instead of operating out of one terminal, it can operate out of not even 2 but 3 terminals. Those are Terminal 5, a newly built and refurbished Terminal 6 and it's current terminal, 8. Terminals 5 & 6 would handle all domestic and Canadian flights and termina 8 would handle all international flights (except Canada). Plus the concourse B at terminal 8 can slightly be extended to the right for a few more aircraft slots. With the acquisition of JetBlue, American can take over United Airlines as the biggest airline out of any New York airport and American will have better money.
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American Airlines is an airline that is in bankruptcy and is in danger of ceasing operations.

AA is not currently in danger of ceasing operations.

Some of us have been posting here for a while that AA should acquire B6 once AA trims its expenses down to B6 levels.
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AA is not currently in danger of ceasing operations.


Thanks for telling me. But American is in bankruptcy though.
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But American is in bankruptcy though.


So tell us how many airlines out of the last 10 airline bankruptcy's went out of business completely? Or as you say ceased operations? Are you from the US, or an age where you are unable to drink legally? Only reason I ask, is that your question makes it seem like you have no idea what you are talking about.
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So tell us how many airlines out of the last 10 airline bankruptcy's went out of business completely? Or as you say ceased operations? Are you from the US, or an age where you are unable to drink legally? Only reason I ask, is that your question makes it seem like you have no idea what you are talking about.





people express
Eastern airlines
Midway Airlines
Pan Am-sold at auction. It was on life support and the plug was about to be pulled.

Which reminds me of the irony in the news of late. Carl Ichan of TWA and Bob Crandall teamed up to bid up the price for Pan Am forever financially crippling Delta and now there is talk of Delta buyin AA which bought TWA

What WHERE the last ten bancruptcies?
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So tell us how many airlines out of the last 10 airline bankruptcy's went out of business completely? Or as you say ceased operations? Are you from the US, or an age where you are unable to drink legally? Only reason I ask, is that your question makes it seem like you have no idea what you are talking about.

So don't be a D**K and educate him, just as many have educated me on these boards.
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American Airlines is currently in Bankruptcy.
American Airlines is NOT Bankrupt.

For all of us here who post and read that are employed by American Airlines knows this.
Others or outsiders are clueless when they make statements referencing liquidation and necessary mergers to survive.
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FWIW, PE didn't go out of business. They were merged into CO, thus the EWR hub....
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American Airlines is an airline that is in bankruptcy and is in danger of ceasing operations. It needs to find a merger partner. What should it be Alaska, US Airways? But the best partner would be JetBlue Airways. The reason is that you can go to the same places especially the Carribean with both airlines out of JFK. So they look like good merging partners. Mergers help airlines prevent ceasing operations, well one will cease anyway but it becomes part of the other airline. JetBlue would cease and American would acquire it. All American should do is take advantage of that. If it is going to merge,it shouldn't tear down on too many of JetBlue's routes. American could dump Long Beach (since it has a hub in nearby LAX) and Newburgh and reduce Fort Lauderdale from a hub to a non-hub because American already has it's third largest hub in noearby Miami International Airport. It would operate out of Fort Lauderdale the same as today. American could also save lots of money on replacing it's fleet too. American can take advantage of JetBlue's Embraer aircraft to replace the older McDonnel Douglas aircraft. American will already have a replacement aircraft and would save money if acquiring JetBlue. Plus, American can add hubs in Orlando and Boston. American would retain it's livery and name but add JetBlue's TVs. American can have better competition against Delta and United if merged with JetBlue. Plus, American would be able to expand the JFK hub. Instead of operating out of one terminal, it can operate out of not even 2 but 3 terminals. Those are Terminal 5, a newly built and refurbished Terminal 6 and it's current terminal, 8. Terminals 5 & 6 would handle all domestic and Canadian flights and termina 8 would handle all international flights (except Canada). Plus the concourse B at terminal 8 can slightly be extended to the right for a few more aircraft slots. With the acquisition of JetBlue, American can take over United Airlines as the biggest airline out of any New York airport and American will have better money.


Now you are just being funny... :lol:
Being the biggest does not equate into being the most profitable (at least with airlines).

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I seriously doubt any of those mentioned were the last ten.

American
United
Delta
US Airways (twice)

More info
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Why anyone is taking this thread starter serious is beyond me.
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Why anyone is taking this thread starter serious is beyond me.

Maybe because the possibility of an AA B6 combination has a WOW factor, whereas as the possibility of an AA LCC combination has an Ewwww factor.

The majority of B6 fits nicely with AA, (unlike LCC) and such a combination would allow a post BK AA to have substantially LESS debt than a AA/LCC combination.

Maybe thats why. :)
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