I also want to know the source of this "word". Living in Vegas, the newspapers and television stations have been suggesting National's demise for months and they're still flying. Every month there seems to be a "doomsday" report and every month I keep flying them (mostly to LA). So is your source any better than the newspaper and tv stations around here?
As for the Sun Country question, that was something else reported here by a newspaper a long time ago. Then the another paper had a story that it was American Trans Air. Everything I've seen in the press so far from the airline is that they aren't revealing who they are talking to. But as long as they keep flying and giving me my free first class upgrades, then I don't care who it is.
I too would like to know the source of your statements. I flew National last night and happened to ask an employee about their financial status, and he claimed that new financing was in the works from one of their leasing company's. I certainly hope it's true, as I enjoy being able to afford 1st class!!
Thanks compsvipguy - seeing your 1 Post gave me the encouragement to quit lurking and become a "commenter" (If that's a word)
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." --Thomas Jefferson--
Far from a technical analysis but last friday and this morning's redeye flight were oversold from chicago to vegas. There were over 20 people on the standby list for the 1:50 AM flight back. They sold at least a couple of extra first class tickets!