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Old Sep 26, 19, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I feel sorry for GOL. They were a nice little airline IMLE = in my limited experience.

Plus, I have the vague impression that LATAM is pretty messed up.

Can we assume that AR is still a SkyTeam partner?
Delta doesn't have the power to kick an airline out of SkyTeam, so AR is still in. But I've heard lots of how much of a mess AR is, so no guarantees there.

From reading about this deal, it does a lot to fix the LATAM mess. Cleans up their balance sheet, removes some of the planes they were committed to, but didn't need and couldn't afford. And, of course, all the sudden they'll get access to all of the staff/expertise Delta has to remake their operation.
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