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Old Apr 22, 10, 8:53 am
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Headline: WSJ: US Airways Bd Decided To Discontinue Merger Talks With United

title says it all
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Old Apr 22, 10, 8:54 am
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So is the response:

1. Thank God!

or

2. Damn!
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Old Apr 22, 10, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by schley View Post
So is the response:
1. Thank God!
or
2. Damn!
I spose it depends on WHO you ask, but if you ask ME:
it's
THANK GOD!!

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Old Apr 22, 10, 8:59 am
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It takes the pressure of Continental to merge, so who knows what'll happen now.
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by schley View Post
So is the response:

1. Thank God!

or

2. Damn!
i'll take thank god if you please

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-...?siteid=yhoof2

US Airways calls off merger talks with United


SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- US Airways Group Inc. said Thursday it has broken off merger talks with United Airlines parent UAL Corp.

"We have recently held discussions with United Airlines regarding a possible combination between our two airlines," US Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Doug Parker said in a statement. "After an extensive review and careful consideration, our board of directors has decided to discontinue those discussions.
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:01 am
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Great news. Maybe now nothing will happen. UA remains the neediest player though.
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:03 am
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So do you think this was the plan all along to get Continental more seriously talking again?
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:05 am
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by balderdash View Post
So do you think this was the plan all along to get Continental more seriously talking again?
When you want to take the really attractive girl to the dance and she won't say yes right away,,,,,,,
SOMETIMES the right move is to show her that others are interested!

IMO, yes, it was part of the plan in the back of their minds. YMMV.

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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:09 am
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THANK GOD!!
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:10 am
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So do you think this was the plan all along to get Continental more seriously talking again?
I have to think that was part of UA's strategy beginning talks to start.. knowing that Continental wouldn't let a LCC/UA merger to happen whilst they stand pat.

I wonder if US Air is calling UA's bluff to talk for real and now backing out, to give less incentive for Continental to pursue talks (since UA was not going to accept a US Air merger anyway). I have to think Continental still talking to UA given where oil is today, imagine some impetus from talks gone.

No one has really focused on regulatory rhetoric about this merger yet.. which is suprising to me E.G., Delta/NWA had every Democrat red in the face. I guess that is still to come depending on where Continental/UAL decide to push it..

Poor US Air... rebuffed by Delta a few years ago.. now United.. and everyone knows they are somewhat desperate..
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Good News now I can delay searching for a new airline for a while until they come up with some other stupid idea.
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:14 am
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Phew! Dodged that bullet!
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:15 am
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Anyone else weary of all of this? If UA and CO don't dance this time around, then they all get what they deserve.
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Old Apr 22, 10, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by balderdash
So do you think this was the plan all along to get Continental more seriously talking again?
Absolutely. As I've said before, prior to merging with NW, DL was in "heavy talks" with UA.

This does not mean the end of merger talk for UA. IMO, this latest news is a strong indication that UA and CO are inching ever closer to a deal.
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