Airline Merger Fears

Airline Mergers – Can’t Control from the Cockpit

Almost a duty day doesn’t go by that I don’t hear some rumor or even statement of fact about who is going to buy whom (usually my airline is in there somewhere).  They heard from their brother’s mother’s cousin who is a pilot for that other airline who knows for a fact that other airline is staging a takeover that will be announced any day and that’s why they committed random fact X.  Much of it I have to laugh at.  Now, that’s not to say that a merger isn’t in the works or that there isn’t some connection but in all the times that I have heard these rumors, not once have they ever come true.  The truth is that they don’t know, their brother’s mother’s cousin doesn’t know and, in fact, a lot of emotional energy and angst is being wasted because of something that will probably never happen. […]

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