Flight paths of airlines merging

Flight paths of airlines merging

There are 121 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 15, 2006, titled Flight paths of airlines merging. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Someday very soon, there may be fewer airlines listed on airport arrival and departure screens.

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MSPFA

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 21, 2006
NWA is a sinking ship. The only thing that will save it is liquidation or a full blown take over with all of upper management getting pink slips.

This company will be flawed forever with this management.
fafromminny

United States

#2 Aug 21, 2006
are delta and nw going to merge?
Musician

Orange Park, FL

#3 Aug 21, 2006
fafromminny wrote:
are delta and nw going to merge?
It seems that at least one of the parties in a merger should know how to create a profitable airline. Which one would that be?
Robin Marks

Bangkok, Thailand

#4 Aug 21, 2006
fafromminny wrote:
are delta and nw going to merge?
I could see a post-liquidation merger.
Far sighted

Woburn, MA

#5 Aug 21, 2006
Robin Marks wrote:
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I could see a post-liquidation merger.
You must work for the Bush Administration PR department... Doom and Gloom-R-Us
Robin Marks

Bangkok, Thailand

#6 Aug 21, 2006
Far sighted wrote:
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You must work for the Bush Administration PR department... Doom and Gloom-R-Us
Oh, I did not mean to infer that either of the Airlines will liquidate, I do not believe that. But I cannot see a merger with a liquidation, that’s all. I think both airlines will be fine, at least in the short term. Sorry for the confusion.
Far sighted

Woburn, MA

#7 Aug 21, 2006
Robin Marks wrote:
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Oh, I did not mean to infer that either of the Airlines will liquidate, I do not believe that. But I cannot see a merger with a liquidation, that’s all. I think both airlines will be fine, at least in the short term. Sorry for the confusion.
Tyrone, I guess I'm not the only one confused around here. Why do you care about any of this??? Just wondering.
Robin Marks

Bangkok, Thailand

#8 Aug 21, 2006
Far sighted wrote:
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Tyrone, I guess I'm not the only one confused around here. Why do you care about any of this??? Just wondering.
I thought it was a discussion board. My interest is conversation and interacting with my fellow man. Among other things, I am interested in labor and air travel. Unfortunately, one of the down sides of my current position is the lack of daily interaction with other people that speak English. I think is it worse for my wife, but anymore, she gets back to the States more than I do.

If NWA went chapter seven tomorrow it would have little effect on me. The price of air travel would go up some, but I have not actually had to pay for a ticket in at least five years. Do you think that makes me more objective or less objective than an employee?

I like to understand all sides of an issue as completely as I can. If one cannot or will not see and respect the validity of another’s position they no chance coming to an agreement.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#9 Aug 22, 2006
Robin Marks wrote:
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I thought it was a discussion board. My interest is conversation and interacting with my fellow man. Among other things, I am interested in labor and air travel. Unfortunately, one of the down sides of my current position is the lack of daily interaction with other people that speak English. I think is it worse for my wife, but anymore, she gets back to the States more than I do.
If NWA went chapter seven tomorrow it would have little effect on me. The price of air travel would go up some, but I have not actually had to pay for a ticket in at least five years. Do you think that makes me more objective or less objective than an employee?
I like to understand all sides of an issue as completely as I can. If one cannot or will not see and respect the validity of another’s position they no chance coming to an agreement.
let me ask you a few questions, as I don't really know everything about Thailand. You have the freedom to plead the fifth, or answer. Is your wife a native-born American, or Thai? Did you know the language before you went there, or did you have to learn to speak it? Did the company give you a course in the language? What's the source for info and news in Thailand,(i.e, newspapers, TV., radio, etc)? I've often wondered of just keeping up on things in the states is the interest. I figured sometimes it must get pretty boring after leaving the U.S. When I went overseas to Europe for a few years, I really missed American television, shopping, and all the rest. Loved Europe, just couldn't wait to come back home! Lastly, have you EVER worked for NWA, or anyone connected closely to you ever work there? You are free to not answer anything, now.
Robin Marks

Bangkok, Thailand

#10 Aug 22, 2006
Just An Observer wrote:
<quoted text>let me ask you a few questions, as I don't really know everything about Thailand. You have the freedom to plead the fifth, or answer. Is your wife a native-born American, or Thai? Did you know the language before you went there, or did you have to learn to speak it? Did the company give you a course in the language? What's the source for info and news in Thailand,(i.e, newspapers, TV., radio, etc)? I've often wondered of just keeping up on things in the states is the interest. I figured sometimes it must get pretty boring after leaving the U.S. When I went overseas to Europe for a few years, I really missed American television, shopping, and all the rest. Loved Europe, just couldn't wait to come back home! Lastly, have you EVER worked for NWA, or anyone connected closely to you ever work there? You are free to not answer anything, now.
My wife is Thai
I do not speak Thai
I have satellite television, I don’t watch.
I get a few free business related and professional periodicals I read.
I occasionally read the Thai English language newspapers, the Bangkok Post and the Nation. They are refreshing.
Many US newspapers and magazines are for sale in Bangkok, I don’t buy or read any of them,
No English radio in my area, but a couple of stations in Bangkok.
I do not miss shopping or television.
I miss my friends and family and being in the US.
I do not now nor have I ever worked for NWA or any other airline. I have an ex-girlfriend that works for NWA.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#11 Aug 22, 2006
Robin Marks wrote:
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My wife is Thai
I do not speak Thai
I have satellite television, I don’t watch.
I get a few free business related and professional periodicals I read.
I occasionally read the Thai English language newspapers, the Bangkok Post and the Nation. They are refreshing.
Many US newspapers and magazines are for sale in Bangkok, I don’t buy or read any of them,
No English radio in my area, but a couple of stations in Bangkok.
I do not miss shopping or television.
I miss my friends and family and being in the US.
I do not now nor have I ever worked for NWA or any other airline. I have an ex-girlfriend that works for NWA.
So..the couple of radio stations in Bangkok, what kind of music do they play? What kind of t.v. do they have over there, like...do you get CNN, MSNBC, Comedy Central? What's the viewing like? Shopping? Is it like here, or is it mostly Thai items? Do they have USA Today there? Lastly, and thanks for answering my questions, I see the connection to NWA, the ex-girlfriend. You obviously must know a little of the history of NWA.
Kayjo

AOL

#12 Aug 22, 2006
MSPFA wrote:
NWA is a sinking ship. The only thing that will save it is liquidation or a full blown take over with all of upper management getting pink slips.
This company will be flawed forever with this management.
I can think of about 101 ways nwa can save money with out outsourcing. Of the 65 vps making an average of 550,000 a year make them take a 45 % paycut and fire about 40 of them..at the MSP hub which has roughly about 100 managers. fire half of them and make them take a 40% paycut. 3/4 of them are without college degrees anyway..the airline sucks, I don't see the logic in paying these people over 45,000 a year...you think the judge would go for THAT??
Robin Marks

Bangkok, Thailand

#13 Aug 22, 2006
Just An Observer wrote:
<quoted text>So..the couple of radio stations in Bangkok, what kind of music do they play? What kind of t.v. do they have over there, like...do you get CNN, MSNBC, Comedy Central? What's the viewing like? Shopping? Is it like here, or is it mostly Thai items? Do they have USA Today there? Lastly, and thanks for answering my questions, I see the connection to NWA, the ex-girlfriend. You obviously must know a little of the history of NWA.
One station is extremely diverse and plays oldies from about the mid 40s to present, mostly pop. The second plays 70-90s oldies. Both have pretty good news programs every hour.

Shopping in Bankok is okay I guess. They have a lot of nice big malls and such. They just opened a brand new one, Siam Paragon that is supposed to be great. I am not a shopper. I pretty much know what I like and go buy it. I do like shopping for machine tools, I can get worked up about that, getting a few new pieces in this week and just ordered one more.

I have satellite service and it gets about 110 stations from Thailand, USA, France, Germany, China, Japan, Australia and the UK. I might have missed some. I don’t really watch TV as I work 60-80 hours a week. I do not know about USA today but we get a lot of programming.

She was my girlfriend when I traveled with the carnival. She was the rubber girl, the snake charmer and the headless girl. We were together in the mid 80s and she went to work for the airline after we split. We trade Christmas cards, that’s it. I know nothing about airlines or airline employees, and never claimed to.
Far sighted

Woburn, MA

#14 Aug 22, 2006
Robin Marks wrote:
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I thought it was a discussion board. My interest is conversation and interacting with my fellow man. Among other things, I am interested in labor and air travel. Unfortunately, one of the down sides of my current position is the lack of daily interaction with other people that speak English. I think is it worse for my wife, but anymore, she gets back to the States more than I do.
If NWA went chapter seven tomorrow it would have little effect on me. The price of air travel would go up some, but I have not actually had to pay for a ticket in at least five years. Do you think that makes me more objective or less objective than an employee?
I like to understand all sides of an issue as completely as I can. If one cannot or will not see and respect the validity of another’s position they no chance coming to an agreement.
Just can't imagine anyone having enough time, energy ,or interest to bother getting involved with something that doesn't really affect your life, unless you're still carrying a torch for that old girlfriend...
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#15 Aug 22, 2006
Robin Marks wrote:
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One station is extremely diverse and plays oldies from about the mid 40s to present, mostly pop. The second plays 70-90s oldies. Both have pretty good news programs every hour.
Shopping in Bankok is okay I guess. They have a lot of nice big malls and such. They just opened a brand new one, Siam Paragon that is supposed to be great. I am not a shopper. I pretty much know what I like and go buy it. I do like shopping for machine tools, I can get worked up about that, getting a few new pieces in this week and just ordered one more.
I have satellite service and it gets about 110 stations from Thailand, USA, France, Germany, China, Japan, Australia and the UK. I might have missed some. I don’t really watch TV as I work 60-80 hours a week. I do not know about USA today but we get a lot of programming.
She was my girlfriend when I traveled with the carnival. She was the rubber girl, the snake charmer and the headless girl. We were together in the mid 80s and she went to work for the airline after we split. We trade Christmas cards, that’s it. I know nothing about airlines or airline employees, and never claimed to.
That's interesting about Thailand. Just wondered how life really is on that side of the world, because here in the states, they have such a bad perception of the country via the Jon Benet Ramsey case now. Thanks for answering my questions, and I do realize it can boring in the world being away from the states. Take care.
Marge

AOL

#16 Aug 22, 2006
Our aircraft maintenance cost are 53.6% higher then when we had our own aircraft mechanics. Our leaders are idiots to have done that. We now pay for their mistakes. Our management needs to be sent packing.
Prospective Pax

AOL

#17 Aug 22, 2006
Marge wrote:
Our aircraft maintenance cost are 53.6% higher then when we had our own aircraft mechanics. Our leaders are idiots to have done that. We now pay for their mistakes. Our management needs to be sent packing.
53.6 Higher, wow how did the NWA corporation make such a mistake?
Google-man hnl

Kailua, HI

#18 Aug 22, 2006
Prospective Pax wrote:
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53.6 Higher, wow how did the NWA corporation make such a mistake?
Good Question, that's just
what the Creditor's will be asking in BK COURT...
Tbone

Newnan, GA

#19 Aug 22, 2006
Far sighted wrote:
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Just can't imagine anyone having enough time, energy ,or interest to bother getting involved with something that doesn't really affect your life, unless you're still carrying a torch for that old girlfriend...
...go to Thailand...it is sooo cool, you won't come back either...honest...I came back, cuz I had to return the US military 757 I borrowed...must find the slowboat back...
Robin Marks

Bangkok, Thailand

#20 Aug 22, 2006
Just An Observer wrote:
<quoted text>That's interesting about Thailand. Just wondered how life really is on that side of the world, because here in the states, they have such a bad perception of the country via the Jon Benet Ramsey case now. Thanks for answering my questions, and I do realize it can boring in the world being away from the states. Take care.
Why is that? Because an alleged pedophile got a job as an English teacher? They are pretty desperate for English teachers, most anyone can speak it can get a job teaching it.

Several years ago I was looking to hire a few recent graduates so I visited a local two-year trade school and met with two engineering professors to get a recommendation. They brought in the head of the English department to translate for us, and I could not understand anything she said after good morning, what your name and where you come from. It was a painful hour and a half!

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