United US Air merger?
Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share
8 April 2010
United and US Airways are Proposing a Merger
If United Airlines and US Airways negotiate a merger, as reported by the AP today, I hope they have the courage to engage us during the negotiations phase. Both airlines are in trouble, and the issues facing them are not simply operational. They will not be fixed as a result of economies.
They have real brand problems and it is important that they be fixed before a merger. Deciding as to whose banner flies over the new airline is a strategic issue that should be more concerned with stealing market share than bragging rights.
“Of course, considering the recent track record, what do you think the chances are that either United Chairman and CEO Glenn Tilton or US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker will engage us?”
Stihl Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 20 November 2018 Finally, a leaf blower that works: Stihl I love autumnal weather. The temp is perfect, the scent is crisp and the colors are brilliant. But dang it, if I can't stand anything, it’s managing leaves strewn...
Hardees brand Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 19 November 2018 The tragedy of the Hardees brand What has happened to the Hardees brand? A few weeks ago, I wrote that the new ad from Carls Jr (Hardees western US partner) was simply an amusement for those at...
Walmart delivery Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 15 November 2018 Walmart delivery idea represents a great opportunity Buried deep inside a report that Ford and Walmart delivery are teaming up sits an interesting tidbit. The service, now in pilot stage in...