Comments on: Why airline mergers are inevitable http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/10/09/why-airline-mergers-are-inevitable/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/10/09/why-airline-mergers-are-inevitable/#comment-77349 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:29:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=24864#comment-77349 “China’s official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government.”

Our political parties are seriously hurting the country now. Both of them. We need a referendum vote on Term limits for congress and SCOUS and campaign finance reform. Nothing more or it will be turned into a never ending argument and well get nothing. Just those two things and all things can be achieved after just one or two election cycles. DEMAND IT!

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By: Hairry http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/10/09/why-airline-mergers-are-inevitable/#comment-77185 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:54:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=24864#comment-77185 You cannot compare the airline industry to the music industry. Music labels distribute and promote the arguably unique work of individual artists, while the airline business has transformed into an economically cyclical commodity industry. The prmary drivers of airline consolidation have been over capacity and a need for as much global coverage as possible. The small, regional “code share” carriers you refer to? They don’t compete with the trunk airlines, they were INVENTED by the trunk airlines to provide feed into the larger airline’s route system. The government sparked transformation of the air transportation industry with the 1978 passage of the bill that deregulated the industry (thank you Alfred Kahn). Decades ago, Dr. Kahn predicted the unbridled industry would eventually evolve into the oligopoly we see developing today. Judtice probably should have blocked the NWA/Delta combination, but they didn’t. You say American and US Air should look for other merger partners? Look at the industry, there aren’t any merger partners for these two awkwardly sized airlines. Please do not embarass yourself by proposing other combination possibilities.

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