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Delta, SkyTeam offer $1 billion to Japan Airlines

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Let JAL go under. Complaining about our aircraft while asking for bailout capital for their aircraft is just biting the hand that feeds you. Japanese people rank JAL as the best but somehow it's failing? America's economy needs that money more.

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Lost 5000.00 US when Delta went bankrupt a few years ago. The wrong carrier to take over a a bankrupt company.

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On the one hand I wouldn't mind if JAL partnered with Delta, seeing as how I wouldn't have to suffer on AA anymore. On the other, even though SkyTeam is the second largest alliance out there, it doesn't have a stellar list of characters. Perhaps JAL would be best to stick with OneWorld.

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The title is wrong. It should be [Delta, SkyTeam offer $1 billion FOR Japan Airlines] so Japanese government could get its hands off this financial black hole.

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Also, AA is the only American airline to have never filed for bankrupcy. JAL should stick with a stable airline.

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Okay, show of hands, how many of you knew Delta was the third largest airline running in Japan (because they merged with NWA)? American has 3 routes form the US to Japan, Delta has 9 + another dozen Japan to Asia routes. In temrs of adding connecting passengers, America can bring maybe 700k to JAL, Delta can bring 3.9M passengers. As a mater of scale, Delta is a better fit, though Delta is a subpar brand and has ruined the 40 year old program NWA was running in Japan.

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JAL had already become a crap airline with crap service and stupid, silly obstructionist rules preventing passengers from enjoying their journey. With the Delta injection, the transition to a shyte airline will be complete. Again, I'm amused at the KAL airlines ad on this page - another Skyteam partner.

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Delta should not invest in Japan Airlines.

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Delta should invest in JAL and the Hatoyama govt should promote this deal.

JAL has so many hi spec slots in Haneda, Narita and Kansai that are the perfect launching pad for Delta to the Chinese market.

The share price is at a discount right now which supports the low dollar.

Delta will bring a more realistic management structure and strategy.

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Delta which merged with Northwest recently has much more routes into and out of Japan that would be much more beneficial to JAL then AA would be. AA has only a small number of US-Japan flights. Delta/Northwest has much much more flights and connections that can bring into domestic connections for JAL.

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Delta is shoddy. They told me that all of my miles got lost in the computer, then proceeded to issue the wrong transfer boarding pass in Atlanta, thus I missed the flight trying to get it changed back due to an obstinate obnoxious rude lady refusing to get off the line. She wanted a special meal, but you have to do that 24 hours in advance. A whole bunch of us were like really angry. I wasn't the only one to miss my flight due the dumb idiot behind the counter that wouldn't bypass the dumb idiot demanding a special meal. If Delta takes over here, then JAL will be sure to fail.

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Delta will bring a more realistic management structure and strategy

Yeah shaft the employees, their customers, their shareholders, and ensure executives are "fairly" compensated. Sounds like a wiener to me.

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When times are tough someone's going to get shafted. JAL is guilty of trying to keep too many people happy.

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saw a story earlier that JAL postponing their Dec 1 promotions, which will save the airline thousands of dollars a year...they need to be saving $100000 A DAY to make any real progress

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