B6 wont be buying anybody.
Our mgmt will do what theyve been saying theyd do for the last couple years--be competitive, be opportunistic, and buy key assets when the competitive landscape changes. Ala when Indy went chap 7, we bought much of their equipment not to mentioned hired a ton of their employees.
I do think B6 will open a LAX base to be co-based with LGB and BUR. Both airplane types. We'll also expand a bit in LAX.
Talk to the WRC and see how popular LAX co-dom is with the JFK mafia on the committee.
Not going to happen.
Screw the morons on the committee, ask the west coasters what they think. Almost all of them would give their left testicle for more flying (quantity and variety) and flights out of an airport that you can commute to. There is no future in LGB and the airports are too close to justify separate bases. But you are right, those JFKers on the committee will probably ruin it for everyone. =(
Maybe for asset sale or assumption of 319's. Doubt any kind of merger would be in play.
Who told you that rumor?
Why would we want something in between what we already have? 130 people coast to coast w/no tech stop?
That would depend in large part on how the peer set is interpreted. Even then, I don't know too many pilots who would buy off on watering down everyone's pay to bring in A319's. What's the motivation for getting anyone to sign off on that? All you'd have to do to avoid getting a "deep south" A319 trip is refuse to sign the contract. What a scheduling nightmare that would be. A significant boycott by MCO A320 captains alone would sink that idea. If half, all mega senior, refuse to sign then the A319 trips can't be covered and the planes don't fly until you train up enough non-boycotters from other bases in LA procedures. Talk about sending a message.