Gee, why not be a man and just accuse me of being FWAAA?
Pretty pathetic insinuation, coming from the king of aliases -- AMFA Dave. Oops, I mean Decision 2004. Or is it RV4? No, this year it's TWU Informer...
Got to love the management alias monitors. Of course that goes all the way back to Plane Business days. If the shoe fits wear it. At least I don't deny mine.
And I have just read that the â€˜newâ€™ Delta (after the NW merger) is objecting to the CO attempt to join in the *A group ATI.
Despite Hill's fear-mongering lies to the contrary, ATI usually results in more native flying rather than less. The latest proof? CO has announced new nonstops IAH-FRA, *A member LH's hub:
Route begins next November 1, when CO will be a member of *A.
I'm quite sure the amendment will not remain in the bill without a fight; but this proposal will, to my mind, make the AA/BA/IB ATI muchj more contentious for approval by the Executive branch.Last week, the US House Transportation Committee approved its Chairman's [James Oberstar (D-Minn)] amendment to an essential FAA funding bill.
- First of all, the bill "sunsets" US approval of global alliances.
- All existing antitrust approvals for alliances are to be withdrawn in three years.
- And, although it is unstated, any existing application before the DoT must now be under threat.
- But those most concerned will be American Airlines and British Airways, whose operating alliance is again on the table; also Continental, which is awaiting its own approval for admission to the Star Alliance.