It was reported today that US Airways has been discussing a takeover bid with creditors that sit on the panel that will ultimately help shape AA post-bankruptcy.
A quick rundown of why this is really bad:
1. USAirways treats their customers pretty poorly. They’ve tried to charge for pretty much everything, such as soda, water, etc.
2. The unions of the US Airways before the merger of US Air and America West have not come to an amicable agreement on seniority. A national mediation board had to dictate terms to them. The merger was in 2005.
3. US Airways still has major problems with it’s unions. The union took out a full page ad in USA Today last year claiming US Air has serious security issues. US Airways decided the best way to handle the matter was to file an injunction against their pilots.
4. Did I mention their customer service sucks?
AA has enough problems with it’s own unions. It really doesn’t need to create more. And, I highly doubt a merger with US Air would be better for AA elites.