Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,266 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,058,804
Pageviews Today: 1,349,920Threads Today: 334Posts Today: 5,632
11:10 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger

 
DoorBert

User ID: 857877
United States
02/14/2013 07:00 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
AMERICAN, US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE $11 BILLION MERGER

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines and US Airways say they have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.

The boards of the two airlines unanimously approved the deal late Wednesday, and the companies announced the agreement Thursday.

The merger would reduce the number of major U.S. airlines to four: the new American, United, Delta and Southwest.


[link to bigstory.ap.org]
DoorBert (OP)

User ID: 870568
United States
02/14/2013 07:04 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Much thanks LJS for another pin!!
Buck Zander

User ID: 26745463
Canada
02/14/2013 07:14 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
On the way to one airline, one bank, one government. Enjoy the choices while they still exist.
There must be a law that people can't lie.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 33660544
United States
02/14/2013 07:15 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
This is just further fucked up consolidation of corporate power. These mergers should be illegal.
DoorBert (OP)

User ID: 857877
United States
02/14/2013 07:26 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
WORLD'S LARGEST AIRLINE TAKES OFF

The deal has been in the works since August, when creditors pushed for merger talks so they could decide which earned them a better return: a merger or Hortons plan for an independent airline. American has been restructuring under bankruptcy protection since late 2011. AMR creditors and possibly its shareholders will own 72 percent of the stock, and US Airways Group Inc. shareholders will get the rest, three of the people said.

Read more at [link to www.wnd.com]
BossPickupTrucks
User ID: 33245673
United States
02/14/2013 07:32 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Government Airways is now boarding
SteamrolledGobias

User ID: 15716609
United States
02/14/2013 07:38 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
ha more fascist mergers under the obammy soebarkah bounel regime..

this is probably the worst time in history for small businesses. and the most prosperous time for big multinational corporate monopolies
DoorBert (OP)

User ID: 857877
United States
02/14/2013 07:46 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Each carrier's employees will get reciprocal travel privileges as quickly as possible, AA & USAirways says.
Renegade (Me too)

User ID: 31680294
United States
02/14/2013 07:55 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
AMERICAN, US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE $11 BILLION MERGER

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines and US Airways say they have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.

The boards of the two airlines unanimously approved the deal late Wednesday, and the companies announced the agreement Thursday.

The merger would reduce the number of major U.S. airlines to four: the new American, United, Delta and Southwest.


[link to bigstory.ap.org]
 Quoting: DoorBert


Great ... another monopoly.
Who is John Galt?
JanJan

User ID: 18450840
United States
02/14/2013 08:05 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
I read a book about two years ago called $10 a Gallon of Gas. Forgot the author, but he was an economist and futurist.

He predicted there would eventually be only about four airlines left in the U.S. and one per country in the rest of the world due to rising costs.

He predicted many other things that seem to be slowly emerging.

Had nothing to do with the NWO or any other org. - just plain economics.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1322939
Philippines
02/14/2013 08:26 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Government Airways is now boarding
 Quoting: BossPickupTrucks 33245673


few companies in existence are not incorporated into the NWO

in fact I know of none
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 787724
United States
02/14/2013 09:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
US Airways merged with America West Airlines in 2004 in what was branded as a reverse takeover. Basically, America West took US Airways.

Since the merger, US Airways has been headquartered at the former America West corporate offices in Tempe, Arizona, and America West executives and board members are largely in control of the merged company. The company's aircraft merged FAA operating certificate includes America West's airline call sign "CACTUS."

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

America West has some interesting history.

In 1988, Patrick Thurston, Vice-President of Operations, Bob Russell, Chief of Pilots, and Carl Wobser, a captain, all pleaded guilty to multiple counts of narcotics trafficking. THE PHOENIX-BANGKOK HEROIN CONNECTION

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Now, America West (via US Airways and CEO Doug Parker) will be taking over American Airlines. And, what does John McCain have to do with all of this?

[link to ncoic.com]

And Rupert Murdock?

Twenty percent of the stock of America West was owned by Ansett Airlines of Australia and 55% of Ansett was held by Sir Peter Ables and Rupert Murdock.

[link to heavenstaxforce.blogspot.com]

DOOM ON!!!

5a
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 33337660
United States
02/14/2013 09:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Wait till they nationalize the airlines into one for 'Security'
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 787724
United States
02/14/2013 09:19 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
US Airways merged with America West Airlines in 2004 in what was branded as a reverse takeover. Basically, America West took US Airways.

Since the merger, US Airways has been headquartered at the former America West corporate offices in Tempe, Arizona, and America West executives and board members are largely in control of the merged company. The company's aircraft merged FAA operating certificate includes America West's airline call sign "CACTUS."

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

America West has some interesting history.

In 1988, Patrick Thurston, Vice-President of Operations, Bob Russell, Chief of Pilots, and Carl Wobser, a captain, all pleaded guilty to multiple counts of narcotics trafficking. THE PHOENIX-BANGKOK HEROIN CONNECTION

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Now, America West (via US Airways and CEO Doug Parker) will be taking over American Airlines. And, what does John McCain have to do with all of this?

[link to ncoic.com]

And Rupert Murdock?

Twenty percent of the stock of America West was owned by Ansett Airlines of Australia and 55% of Ansett was held by Sir Peter Ables and Rupert Murdock.

[link to heavenstaxforce.blogspot.com]

DOOM ON!!!

5a
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 787724


So Rupert Murdock will own the airlines and Warren Buffet owns the railways. Narcoterroism much? Maybe they will sell the interstate to Bill Gates and Google.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 31015070
United States
02/14/2013 09:24 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
DURR DURR DURR BUT WE IS FREE HURRRR
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 20063594
United States
02/14/2013 09:38 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
now this is NEWS so much better then that iranian guard syrian propaganda
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 34379562
Romania
02/14/2013 09:48 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
On the way to one airline, one bank, one government. Enjoy the choices while they still exist.
 Quoting: Buck Zander


open source is already solving all of this :D
PatiencePlz
Seeker

User ID: 22330747
United States
02/14/2013 09:52 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
AMERICAN, US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE $11 BILLION MERGER

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines and US Airways say they have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.

The boards of the two airlines unanimously approved the deal late Wednesday, and the companies announced the agreement Thursday.

The merger would reduce the number of major U.S. airlines to four: the new American, United, Delta and Southwest.


[link to bigstory.ap.org]
 Quoting: DoorBert


I thought this was announced yesterday? Anyway, thanks for the post.
nutmeg

User ID: 33804362
United States
02/14/2013 09:57 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
AMERICAN, US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE $11 BILLION MERGER

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines and US Airways say they have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.

The boards of the two airlines unanimously approved the deal late Wednesday, and the companies announced the agreement Thursday.

The merger would reduce the number of major U.S. airlines to four: the new American, United, Delta and Southwest.


[link to bigstory.ap.org]
 Quoting: DoorBert


I retired in 2003, but I have 36 years seniority with the original "United Airlines." Although we merged with Continental, it is still called "United," but it is run by Continental CEO Jeff Smizek, who had six months experience as CEO of Continental before the big merger in 2010. All other VIP's are from Continental. Everything is run their way.

United and Continental, more or less, worked as separate airlines, with separate computer systems, until March, 2012, when they officially changed to the Continental way of doing things, and I've heard that it was a disaster. They switched to Continental's antiquated computer system and all hell broke loose.

"....after spending months preparing for the change including training about 15,000 employees on the new software United said on Sunday that technical issues had flared up at airports across the system, causing delays."
[link to www.nbcnews.com]

I heard that employees were angry, and we lost a lot of customers throughout the past year because of delays, cancellations, and disgruntled employees. Continental flight attendants and pilots refused to call the new airline "United" in their inflight announcements. They would refer to it as "Continental." Customers recognized the animosity.

The "new" airline has approximately 5,675 daily flights to 372 airports on six continents. The funny thing thing is, I have read numerous complaints from customers online saying they want the old "Continental" back...that they like the way it was run, and they never liked United. Little do they know that the new "United" is managed solely by Continental. LOL

Last Edited by nutmeg on 02/14/2013 10:05 AM
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 8549154
United States
02/14/2013 10:09 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
AMERICAN, US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE $11 BILLION MERGER

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines and US Airways say they have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.

The boards of the two airlines unanimously approved the deal late Wednesday, and the companies announced the agreement Thursday.

The merger would reduce the number of major U.S. airlines to four: the new American, United, Delta and Southwest.


[link to bigstory.ap.org]
 Quoting: DoorBert


I retired in 2003, but I have 36 years seniority with the original "United Airlines." Although we merged with Continental, it is still called "United," but it is run by Continental CEO Jeff Smizek, who had six months experience as CEO of Continental before the big merger in 2010. All other VIP's are from Continental. Everything is run their way.

United and Continental, more or less, worked as separate airlines, with separate computer systems, until March, 2012, when they officially changed to the Continental way of doing things, and I've heard that it was a disaster. They switched to Continental's antiquated computer system and all hell broke loose.

"....after spending months preparing for the change including training about 15,000 employees on the new software United said on Sunday that technical issues had flared up at airports across the system, causing delays."
[link to www.nbcnews.com]

I heard that employees were angry, and we lost a lot of customers throughout the past year because of delays, cancellations, and disgruntled employees. Continental flight attendants and pilots refused to call the new airline "United" in their inflight announcements. They would refer to it as "Continental." Customers recognized the animosity.

The "new" airline has approximately 5,675 daily flights to 372 airports on six continents. The funny thing thing is, I have read numerous complaints from customers online saying they want the old "Continental" back...that they like the way it was run, and they never liked United. Little do they know that the new "United" is managed solely by Continental. LOL
 Quoting: nutmeg


I worked for continental for some time now, we had to do things our way, the old united way is what made your company bankrupt. ESOP anyone?hiding
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24117490
United States
02/14/2013 10:10 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 34391204
United States
02/14/2013 10:24 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
I don't care because I'm on the NO-FLY list anyway.......
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 18401048
United States
02/14/2013 10:36 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
just-in?

i dont think so.
nutmeg

User ID: 33804362
United States
02/14/2013 10:41 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
AMERICAN, US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE $11 BILLION MERGER

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines and US Airways say they have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.

The boards of the two airlines unanimously approved the deal late Wednesday, and the companies announced the agreement Thursday.

The merger would reduce the number of major U.S. airlines to four: the new American, United, Delta and Southwest.


[link to bigstory.ap.org]
 Quoting: DoorBert


I retired in 2003, but I have 36 years seniority with the original "United Airlines." Although we merged with Continental, it is still called "United," but it is run by Continental CEO Jeff Smizek, who had six months experience as CEO of Continental before the big merger in 2010. All other VIP's are from Continental. Everything is run their way.

United and Continental, more or less, worked as separate airlines, with separate computer systems, until March, 2012, when they officially changed to the Continental way of doing things, and I've heard that it was a disaster. They switched to Continental's antiquated computer system and all hell broke loose.

"....after spending months preparing for the change including training about 15,000 employees on the new software United said on Sunday that technical issues had flared up at airports across the system, causing delays."
[link to www.nbcnews.com]

I heard that employees were angry, and we lost a lot of customers throughout the past year because of delays, cancellations, and disgruntled employees. Continental flight attendants and pilots refused to call the new airline "United" in their inflight announcements. They would refer to it as "Continental." Customers recognized the animosity.

The "new" airline has approximately 5,675 daily flights to 372 airports on six continents. The funny thing thing is, I have read numerous complaints from customers online saying they want the old "Continental" back...that they like the way it was run, and they never liked United. Little do they know that the new "United" is managed solely by Continental. LOL
 Quoting: nutmeg


I worked for continental for some time now, we had to do things our way, the old united way is what made your company bankrupt. ESOP anyone?hiding
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8549154


I am not here to argue who was better, but if you look at your past, Continental went bankrupt two times, and in 2008, Continental cut 3000 jobs, reduced salaries, and retired many aircraft. Your employees were screwed with those moves.

I can see where United made mistakes. I used to serve filet mignon dinners, complete with appetizers and desserts on short flights... such as, to and from Chicago to Newark to first class customers. That was ridiculous. Millions of dollars was wasted on food. Half the people didn't even eat, and food was tossed. Economy passengers were also served a hot meal. That was the way United operated.

On flights to and from EWR to LAX or SFO, we had shrimp cocktail for appetizers, carved roasts, filet mignon, etc. If we had 10 empty seats in first class...that was 10 wasted meals. In fact, on the transcontinental flights, all customers, whether first class, or economy, were served two hot meals...at no cost. Today, first class gets very little, and economy pays for cold food.

One time, I spent a layover with Southwest pilots and flight attendants in LAX. They could not believe that we served FOOD on our flights. They served peanuts. It was then that I realized why Southwest was doing so well financially....at least where the cost of food was concerned. They also were paid less than our pilots and flight attendants. As a flight attendant, I retired making $45 an hour, plus I was paid well for meals on layovers. On a Tokyo layover, I would get about $400.00 per trip (32 hour layover) whether I ate or not.

Also, apparently you are not familiar with the old United employee benefits either. Everyone, including retirees, had 24 companion passes per year. All companions paid for their seats (reduced fare), and of course, we all flew standby, as it is today. Today, because of Continental's rules, there are no more companion passes, so they are losing money because seats that companions paid for are empty. I do get to choose two "friends or relatives" who fly like I do...all free, but I still think we should get companion passes.

Not sure when you will retire, but you will see what I mean.

Last Edited by nutmeg on 02/14/2013 11:57 AM
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 33551299
United States
02/14/2013 10:45 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
PRETTY SOON THERE WILL ONLY BE 2 , THEN THERE WILL BE 1

THEN THAT ONE SINGLE COMPANY CAN SET THE PRICE TO WHATEVER IT WANTS.

SOCIALISM AT ITS FINESTyeahsure
TTX8K82

User ID: 26400095
United States
02/14/2013 10:51 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
US Airways stock is at 14.12 down .054 (-3.68). They r based here in PHX, it's been in the news for a week or so.
Floobarb the Argnorf

User ID: 26218433
United States
02/14/2013 10:57 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Another question, is the new airline going to be part of Star Alliance or Sky Team. My miles want to know!
The Aluminated One
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 18401048
United States
02/14/2013 10:58 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
US Airways stock is at 14.12 down .054 (-3.68). They r based here in PHX, it's been in the news for a week or so.
 Quoting: TTX8K82


same in charlotte.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 20566260
United States
02/14/2013 11:03 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Screw american airlines for them for charging you extra to recline, and us airways for their beatup ole dirty planes
Floobarb the Argnorf

User ID: 26218433
United States
02/14/2013 11:08 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Another question, is the new airline going to be part of Star Alliance or Sky Team. My miles want to know!
 Quoting: Floobarb the Argnorf


Looks like Bob Horton just answered my question. Alliance partner network will remain the American partner network 'OneWorld'.
The Aluminated One
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 961432
United States
02/14/2013 11:10 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: JUST-IN: American Airlines and US Airways Announce Merger
Government Airways is now boarding
 Quoting: BossPickupTrucks 33245673


And government run operations are always profitable.

chuckle

News