Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Hold the presses. USAirways has proposed merging with Delta to become one of the largest airlines in the world. This may not be good for the region in that Delta has plenty of infrastructure already in place. Any near term expansion in Pittsburgh would become unnecessary. Even this call center we are competing for is likely to be put on hold until this is resolved, but this should be decided upon relatively quickly. How times have changed. Remember when the USAirways United deal was rejected on antitrust grounds.

The only silver lining... if Delta and USAirways merge, my frequent flyer account will have like a zillion miles in it. If only they could merge with Northwest as well... hmmm.

If you read into it, you will see that they have proposed this before to no end. However, they do seem to have financial backing. As always, follow the money and this time they seem to have citigroup $$ in on the deal. We will see.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delta has a Cincinnati hub; if this merger happened, either Pittsburgh or Cincinnati would likely lose direct flights in a consolidation.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 11:20:00 AM  

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