United, American and Delta Executives Agree: Airline Mergers Are ‘Beautiful’
Executives from American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic discussed mergers between airlines at the GBTA conference in San Diego.
“It’s gonna be beautiful, it’s gonna be awesome, it’s gonna be the best airline ever.”
Thus said Derek DeCross, American Airlines’ vice president of global sales, as he jested yesterday about the prospects of the new American Airlines, resulting from its pending marriage with US Airways.
Sitting on a panel with his peers from United Airlines and Delta Air Lines at the GBTA conference in San Diego, DeCross noted that American’s reorganization plan will get bankruptcy court consideration next week, and then American and US Airways will await a green light from the Department of Justice. (And, slot concessions may be part of any approval.)