My point is... We're way better off if US Airways doesn't merge. US wants to be a bigger player in South America... Charlotte is the only way to grow South America.
US wants to continue to build its Euro operations... Charlotte is the only other city to expand to Europe.
I don't want to compete with Chicago, LA, Dallas, New York, Miami and Philadelphia. We'll be a hub. A big hub. But I like being the 3rd largest hub and I'd like to see US continue to grow internationally out of CLT
Do you believe US Airways can survive on its own? And if it doesn't what happens to CLT?
I get what you are saying and do appreciate your points, but I think the writing is on the wall for this and U.S. Airways can not survive in its current form, nor can it grow much organically going further. The competition is too tough.
I think we all want the best for CLT and since we don't have a headquarter based airline but a small airline with significant hub operations here we are all anxious on their future.
Personally I think CLT in 5-10 years will have come out better due to being a hub for the combined AA-US much more than we will have made out if the merger doesn't happen and US Airways goes it alone. We're too reliant on them.
Edited by Urbanity, 25 January 2013 - 11:38 AM.