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Airline mergers – flying into turbulent times?

“I’ve yet to fully understand how two largely dysfunctional legacy carriers with a raft of problems can truly benefit from the United/Continental merger. As a fellow aviation professional, my first thoughts are with the employees of the respective airlines.” Our aviation correspondent Roy Hinds takes a sceptical view of recent airline mergers.


“Fast forward to the 1990s. Smoking is not acceptable in the UK and you feel like a complete outcast when you have to sit alone in the garden at parties, because you’re not allowed to smoke inside. You get to the stage where you feel you might as well say, ‘I hope you don’t mind if I just find a vein.'” Phil can live (just) with becoming a pariah – but being mucked about by the airlines is another matter.