The beginning of the end already? (United and Continental)

The Boeing 777-200ER, Continental's long-haul ...
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All over Twitter, people are already saying goodbye to Continental Airlines. But wait… October 1, 2010 is just the date the merger officially closes, no? It’s just a date when the transaction takes place, right? The integration process of two airlines is long and difficult, so we’ll continue to see the Continental brand for a while. Continue reading “The beginning of the end already? (United and Continental)”

Southwest Airlines intends to acquire AirTran

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Wow… Perhaps I haven’t followed current events in aviation for a while but Southwest’s announcement that they are buying AirTran really took me by surprise!

Airline acquisitions are always interesting to watch. Mismatched fleets and interim color schemes, out-of-whack flight numbers and airline designators, airport signage quickly covered, labour troubles, seniority pet peeves, clash of the corporate cultures… Continue reading “Southwest Airlines intends to acquire AirTran”

Guess The Airline – September 2004 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

It amazes me how one has the two opposites at each game: many people who guess it right from the start… and many who overlook some very obvious clues. We remind you this was a magazine ad published in this airline’s inflight magazine edition of February 1996. Ready? Scroll down!

Delta Air Lines advertisement titled: 'Even if all these airlines merged...', from the year 1996, featuring an aircraft tail featuring the logos of many airlines.

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