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Old Apr 10, 10, 10:35 am
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Continental interested in merger with United Airlines

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/0...in-merger.html


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..."Continental Airlines Inc. would make the best merger partner for United Airlines, creating the world’s largest carrier, an analyst said Friday.
Executives at Continental started reviewing options this week after hearing that United is talking to US Airways Group Inc. about merging, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because details are confidential"....

edit note: This is a NEW story dated today post UA-US talks, not related to the old threads.

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Old Apr 10, 10, 10:41 am
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Ok this is news.

In the past it has always been UA interested in CO, now it is the other way around. If true this is major change in CO corporate policy.

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AZ MilleMiglia?!?!? How much self loathing do you have?

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Old Apr 10, 10, 10:45 am
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AZ million miler?!?!? How much self loathing do you have?
MM = MilleMiglia, the name of AZ's program...
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Old Apr 10, 10, 10:54 am
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It looks like the ploy is working...
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Old Apr 10, 10, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
It looks like the ploy is working...
Yeep.

And if UA&CO tie the knot, US will *still* want to merge with them. Airline orgy o-rama.

Whatever. I demand compensation.

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Old Apr 10, 10, 11:29 am
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I do hope if (maybe more of when now?) we merge, they should adopt the Continental website design. I find it to be much better and friendlier than .bomb.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 11:56 am
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Info. about CO executives "reviewing options" was mentioned in the first release disclosing UA/US talks. Nothing to get worked up about.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 12:11 pm
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Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 1:05 pm
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How does "reviewing options" equate to "bidding for UA"?
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Old Apr 10, 10, 1:21 pm
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Will Kellner step in with private equity to fund a CO buyout of UA, to ensure CO management is at the helm?


While we are speculating, might as well go whole hog.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 1:25 pm
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"Reviewing options" could also mean deciding where to go for lunch---this is a favorite all-purpose phrase in my office.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 2:39 pm
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oh for god sakes, just do it already!
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Old Apr 10, 10, 3:21 pm
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WOW - I will be happy in onepass and mileage plus merge, however WITHOUT starnet blocking.

This devalues the program entirely.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 3:24 pm
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Wait, wait, more rank speculation

Not only FT's can speculate!

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...s/6950655.html

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010...he_day_un.html

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/co...rger/19431164/
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Old Apr 10, 10, 3:37 pm
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Well I hope, as does Gordo in the chronicle article, that CO does not merge. I don't see much gain from my flying viewpoint. If I was still a shareholder in CO, I'd want to see the details before saying it would be a benefit.

It seems that with the UA/US talk the media and business pubs are talking a much quicker, and more in-depth view on CO and possible action.

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