With this joint venture between delta and virgin Atlantic approved and already code shared. What does this mean for delta and virgin America? If they combined that would give delta more west coast presence and a young airbus fleet.
Especially if Virgin America comes in and saves Delta financially from liquidation. Also agree since VA has almost the same fleet. If everyone agrees to the arbitration, then that award would eventually happen, because people who agree to something initially and then back out after seeing the award are total jerks and lack integrity. Sounds fantastic!I hope they do and that they use relative seniority. Virgin is hiring and has short upgrades, while Delta has not hired and has a long upgrade time. All factors an arbitraitor factors in. I suggest using Nicolau.
No, the only exception in the current contract is the "Frontier" exception, owned by Republic. Other than Frontier planes(notice no codeshares with Frontier) no regional flying any planes for DL can have planes larger than 76 seats. So, SKW cannot fly 100 seaters for AK, or they lose a lot of feed.why would Delta want to merge with Alaska? Alaska has no scope and Delta can sell seats via code share on Alaska. Alaska can farm out all the flying it wants to .....lets just say 100 seaters to Skywest for cheap and Delta can sell tickets on it. If they merger with Delta, Alaska pilots get pay raises and scope. wont happen.
Meh, like Southwest and AirTran, why bother when you know the 717s won't stay and all you're really getting is ~ 40 737s and an ATL base? It takes one big competitor out of the picture and strengthens them to compete better with others. The legacy consolidation is all done, next up is the LCC level. Amongst VX, NK, B6, F9, and Allegiant, VX and B6 have the most in common fleet and product offering.If jb merged with va i would be completely convinced jb management was retarded. What in the world would va even begin to offer other than continuous losses and excess capacity on some of the most highly contested domestic markets in existence
VX has been operationally profitable over the past year (June 2012-June 2013). There will be a net profit posted for Q2 and most likely for Q3 as well. The business plan required 50 airplanes to become profitable. VX has crossed the 50 airplane threshold and the financials have crossed the profitability line as well.If jb merged with va i would be completely convinced jb management was retarded. What in the world would va even begin to offer other than continuous losses and excess capacity on some of the most highly contested domestic markets in existence