JetBlue Shuns AMR Merger Talks as CEO...

JetBlue Shuns AMR Merger Talks as CEO Seeks No Deals

There are 13 comments on the Bloomberg story from Aug 21, 2012, titled JetBlue Shuns AMR Merger Talks as CEO Seeks No Deals. In it, Bloomberg reports that:

JetBlue Airways Corp. has "no interest" in a merger with AMR Corp. 's bankrupt American Airlines and hasn't received a document that would allow an exchange of confidential information between the carriers.

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maverick

Dayton, OH

#1 Aug 21, 2012
Hey jet blue ....Don't merge with American..Operate independently from rival carriers!!
Skyliner747

Commack, NY

#2 Aug 21, 2012
jetBlue merging with a carrier that has the most miserable work force in the industry would be a big mistake.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#3 Aug 21, 2012
Not so fast guys you two. AA gave away transcon route from SAN to JFK and BOS to who? That's right jetBlue. AA pulled back huge in SJU and the Caribbean to who jetBlue. Now that costs are lower those routes wold be nice to have back. Will J6 give them back... Heck NO. The only way to get them back is thru a merger. Watch AS too. AA hasn't bought a carrier to enhance it's west coast presence since 1999 when they got Reno Air to get the routes they surrendered after the 1988 Air Cal purchase. They need AS for a 3rd go around at that.
Ace White

Euless, TX

#4 Aug 22, 2012
AA will stand alone.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#5 Aug 23, 2012
Ace White wrote:
AA will stand alone.
You are under Hortons spell.. We were told in the years before BK #3 put AA at a disadvantage when it came to luring the business flier.#3 cannot offer the schedules, and the global reach desired. Now when someone is breathing down your neck threatening to buy you stand alone is fine. AA has global alliances. Kingfisher (used to be the largest domestic carrier in India and a oneWorld partner is gone) I never did hear how the TAM merger went in South America. Not sure if the went STAR or oneWorld. Canadian Airlines, oneWorld partner, gone. Alliances can be fragile is my point. AA will emerge from BK stand alone, BUT it won't stay that way long.
Smith Street Blues

Houston, TX

#6 Sep 25, 2012
Let AA die so the others can pick up the pieces at fire sale prices.
First Officer for decades

United States

#7 Sep 25, 2012
Obama will bail them out an artificially subidize the industry
FIRST OFFICER for decades

United States

#8 Sep 25, 2012
Smith Street Blues wrote:
Let AA die so the others can pick up the pieces at fire sale prices.
it may be good so others can grow such as these mentioned... just do not let UA or DL have any more growth..

Lets get these others to similar sizes as US that way there is some assemblance of competition.
Smith Street Blues

Houston, TX

#9 Sep 28, 2012
AA will collapse under the weight of its own arrogance.
FIRST OFFICER for decades

United States

#10 Sep 28, 2012
Smith Street Blues wrote:
AA will collapse under the weight of its own arrogance.
I think you are confused...

you probably are meaning the arrogance of AMR Corporation. However I do understand you are using AA as a synonym for AMR which like the national media, often mistakenly and inaccurately does.

Shareholders and the corporation are totally to blame for years of goodwill busted by the hateful treatment perpetrated upon TWA.
Toad

Lagos, Nigeria

#11 Sep 28, 2012
FIRST OFFICER for decades wrote:
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I think you are confused...
you probably are meaning the arrogance of AMR Corporation. However I do understand you are using AA as a synonym for AMR which like the national media, often mistakenly and inaccurately does.
Shareholders and the corporation are totally to blame for years of goodwill busted by the hateful treatment perpetrated upon TWA.
The scenarios are endless. Alaska, Jet Blue etc. UAL and DAL have a tremendous amount of cash and even more than that they have access to credit beyond belief. They got to be in the position they are in by positioning themselves able to respond to anything, and everything. Nothing, not one thing will get done by AMR w/out these 2 carriers influence. I still believe that offering the share holders of AMR double what anyone else has offered might make AMR a candidate for break up. Drop the TWA ref as all of that is old news and doesn't project anything about future dollars.
FIRST OFFICER for decades

United States

#12 Sep 29, 2012
If US Airways Group were to take over JetBlue,

I am sure JetBlue would get a heritage jet paint scheme. I wonder if AA and TW would also get a heritage jet paint scheme too!

(:
sam

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Sep 29, 2012
FIRST OFFICER for decades wrote:
<quoted text>
it may be good so others can grow such as these mentioned... just do not let UA or DL have any more growth..
Lets get these others to similar sizes as US that way there is some assemblance of competition.
totally agree, the United.

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