Old Feb 12, 13, 11:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Carolinian View Post
The European Commission has just rejected for the second time RyanAir's proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Hopefully they will be pro-consumer enough to also reject the US takeover of AA.
Doubt that will happen since the combined airline would not increase its European footprint by much. Not sure what the combined JFK/PHL-Europe situation is like at UScAAre, but JV w/ BA/IB doesn't really do the type of business in destination cities that would warrant a shedding routes. I can see a possible loss of slots at LHR, MAD, BCN and maybe CDG. That's about it.
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