DEN threatened by biz to turn over F9 to Spirit if WN or UA do not bite!

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Price War

United States

#1 Apr 21, 2013
Private Equity firms are not threatening a price war by pitting Spirit Airlines in a merger / acquisition of Frontier against United and Southwest's DEN hub.

The gamble private equity is likely to see if any of these carriers will jump on Frontier at a steeper bid to reduce the bloodshed WHICH is highly unlikely. The only other option for DEN would be if a SkyTeam or Star Alliance operator thought DEN might be an important area that should not be forfeit in its entirety to UA or WN.

The private equity firms bidding for Frontier already have substantial holdings in Spirit as it is.
Price War

United States

#2 Apr 21, 2013
1 min ago
Private Equity firms are NOW threatening a price war by pitting Spirit Airlines in a merger / acquisition of Frontier against United and Southwest's DEN hub.

The gamble private equity is likely to see if any of these carriers will jump on Frontier at a steeper bid to reduce the bloodshed WHICH is highly unlikely. The only other option for DEN would be if a SkyTeam or Star Alliance operator thought DEN might be an important area that should not be forfeit in its entirety to UA or WN.

The private equity firms bidding for Frontier already have substantial holdings in Spirit as it is.
Slick Willy One

United States

#3 Apr 23, 2013
Price War wrote:
1 min ago
Private Equity firms are NOW threatening a price war by pitting Spirit Airlines in a merger / acquisition of Frontier against United and Southwest's DEN hub.
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The gamble private equity is likely to see if any of these carriers will jump on Frontier at a steeper bid to reduce the bloodshed WHICH is highly unlikely. The only other option for DEN would be if a SkyTeam or Star Alliance operator thought DEN might be an important area that should not be forfeit in its entirety to UA or WN.
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The private equity firms bidding for Frontier already have substantial holdings in Spirit as it is.
Shameful part is these private equity firms goal is to harm Southwest, United, or Frontiers employees, if they cannot make more of a profit by getting some other firm to bite at the potential business.

Private equity individuals, I am not sure how they live with themeselves, knowing that there actions directly offer the capabiltiy of taking food out of young babies mouths of the employees that stand to suffer on any airline end through furloughs and downsizing.

All while they these capitalist destroyers of livelihoods are living their caviar dreams private jet lifestyles while thousands below them in the airlines suffer dislocations, bankrutpcies, suicides, hunger, pain, relocation, debt, and sadness.

Private equity types how do you sleep at night.
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#4 Apr 24, 2013
Private equity firms are not looking to hurt poor old Southwest (like the way Southwest went after F9). They just want to make some money. What's so un-American about that?

Funny how so many Americans just HATE socialism and LOVE capitalism...UNTIL it doesn't work for them. This is the market system at its best. Now that WN has pretty much wiped the floor with F9 at DEN, their prices have gone up to the point where they are only nominally a "low fare" carrier. This leaves a super low class (single wide) niche for Spirit to fill.

Let the fun begin!

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