Petition Against the Delta-US Airways Merger

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Petition Against the Delta-US Airways Merger

Post by Junk_Rick224 » 30 Dec 2006, 05:25

http://www.keepdeltamydelta.org/

There was some chatter on simairline.net recently about the Delta and Us Airways merge. Many disagreed on it, me being one of them. For those of you who want to make a petition against it, click HERE, and let your voice be heard.
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 30 Dec 2006, 17:51

I'm not going to sign against a US/DL merger because it may help NWA stay alone and not get taken over by US or DL. Sorry DL fans !

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Post by CaseyD » 30 Dec 2006, 17:53

I really don't care, I think we could actually stand to have a few less US airlines. That's just my opinion though.
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Post by Aaron Robinson » 30 Dec 2006, 18:00

I've moved this topic to a more appropriate section and renamed the subject. ("Delta and US Airways Merge Stopping Petitions" sounds pretty funny, like something the Onion would write.
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Post by frogdude4993 » 30 Dec 2006, 20:32

Aaron Robinson wrote:I've moved this topic to a more appropriate section and renamed the subject. ("Delta and US Airways Merge Stopping Petitions" sounds pretty funny, like something the Onion would write.


The "Onion"? :|
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Post by flyinmaninmn » 30 Dec 2006, 21:00

Aaron Robinson wrote:I've moved this topic to a more appropriate section and renamed the subject. ("Delta and US Airways Merge Stopping Petitions" sounds pretty funny, like something the Onion would write.


:) My dads friend has him pick up a copy of "The Onion" every week when he goes up to a Dunn Bros Coffee Shop in the cities. What is the onion about? Ive never read it. Is it like the Nat Enquirer?
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Post by soxr » 30 Dec 2006, 21:58

I think it publishes parody type articles on current news events. Kind of a light hearted read. I think :oops:

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Post by capewellavc » 30 Dec 2006, 22:16

CaseyD wrote:I really don't care, I think we could actually stand to have a few less US airlines. That's just my opinion though.


I have to say i agree. There are far far too many US carriers.

USlines lovers please don't shoot me... but... UA-USair mix and a CO-DL-NWA mix would make your avaition industry far more economical...

Either that, or massive job cuts and far less route coverage, just like the collapse of pan am and TWA in the 90's

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Post by frogdude4993 » 30 Dec 2006, 22:50

Actually you've got a point- if America's famous saying "United We Stand Divided We Fall" goes for everything (or most) of the things the US does...

why don't we just unite all the airlines :P !
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Post by Martin the Warrior » 31 Dec 2006, 03:35

frogdude4993 wrote:why don't we just unite all the airlines :P !

because we pretend to be democratic and that wouldn't be something a true democracy would do. :wink: Sorry, but I do tend to get a little pessimistic about government bureaucracy sometimes.

I thought Delta already rejected this proposal, so what's the purpose of a petition now?
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Post by Dennis » 07 Jan 2007, 19:55

I actually was opposed to the merger, but since US Airways offered to operate under the Delta name, I'm not so opposed anymore. However, I like both airlines because Delta consists solely on Boeing aircraft with Embraer, and Canadair aircraft for regional routes, and US Airways uses Airbus aircraft, mixed with Boeing for domestic routes. So, each airline could be better off flying solo, apart from the fact that US Airways hasn't completed its merger with America West and already it wants to merge with another airline.
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Post by detpilot » 07 Jan 2007, 21:17

wouldn't be something a true democracy would do


Not if we voted on it, though, lol. It would be good for employees, but VERY bad for anyone wanting to fly anywhere in the US, and not pay an arm and a leg.
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Post by Iceman164016 » 09 Jan 2007, 07:40

I agree with Brandon. The price of airfare has already gone up the past few years. I'm not going to argue whether this should/shouldn't happen for whatever reason, but I also don't want to use an entire month's pay to go see my family.

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Post by Northwestdc9 » 09 Jan 2007, 19:17

What do you guys think is a reasonable fare ?
Whenever I fly I pay about $250 - $350 and I find that pretty reasonable.
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Post by NWADC9 » 09 Jan 2007, 21:11

It all depends on the route. $300 is a steal for transatlantic, but not for DCA-BOS. I try to go the cheapest, but I take services and time of departure and arrival in mind.
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Post by flyinmaninmn » 09 Jan 2007, 21:57

Northwestdc9 wrote:What do you guys think is a reasonable fare ?
Whenever I fly I pay about $250 - $350 and I find that pretty reasonable.


That's pretty high for a fare coming from somebody who does not have alot of money to burn anyways. I think that a fare between 120-200 seems more appropriate but you only find those fares when theyre on sale. :)
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Post by devildog0514 » 29 Jan 2007, 10:56

Pends on where Your going I guess.

America West from Ontario, California to Las Vegas last time I flew with them was around 125$

I Usually pay around 300$-350$ with Northwest from LAX to MSP. The thing about Northwest is that they always seem to really hit me hard in the Pocket when I connect from MSP to Fargo N.D. Then the Price shoots up to about 800$, thats alot for a short 1 hour flight connection flight.

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Post by caps1237 » 29 Jan 2007, 23:02

Personally, I just want consistent pricing. None of this $150 fare if you buy on Day X, and $1200 if you buy on Day Y.

I know I might be opening up a can of worms here, but I hate when people complain about prices getting high when in the past 10 years they have come down considerably. Airlines could have kept the same prices, but they lowered them. Now they suffer and raise prices, but people don't like it. :roll:
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Post by bigred93 » 29 Jan 2007, 23:29

I don't think a petition is going to get the government to do anything. yes If delat or US airways sees it then that could change their mind but not the governments. The US has A free interprise system so every business can do what they want with out ant restrictions it would be wrong for them to stop it unless delta or USairways does somehow get a monoploy from it, which I doubt. The only time I know of when the government had to step in and control any major businees is when Bellsouth(I think, could be a different company) was the only phone company and could charge what ever they wanted since they didn't have anycompitition.

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Post by Northwestdc9 » 29 Jan 2007, 23:44

I totally agree, Josh !

People are so CHEAP. They want $99 roundtrips LAX-NYC and $110 is OMG that's so expensive !
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