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American Airlines, Delta continue tug-of-war over JAL

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“That’s not enough to change our offer.” desperate?

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Why invest in a dieing horse.

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Now JAL has a solid offer,this means a government bailout is not needed??? The government must be so relieved,it does not have to worry about JAL. But on the other hand,what would be the reaction from the tax payers if the government and JAL ignored this offer from the americans? and proceeded with their bailout plans?. This is a very interesting scenario,worth waiting for the result.

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Both Delta and JAL are perfect for each other, they both SUCK!

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American is a better fit, in my opinion.

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There is this beatiful girl and she has been dating this guy. Well, they have kind of fallen on hard times, especially her. But her uncle has this huge trust fund, and I know he will not let her fall into really really dire straits. So I put on my best suit and bought some roses and took her dancing.

She dumped her old boyfriend, and now I am living on easy street. People call me Mr. Delta and my babe is Mrs. JAL. And EVERYBODY smiles when they see us coming down the street on our way to pick up some more money from her uncle, Mr. BOJ.

One of the oldest tricks in the book. Delta is desperate... much more so than JAL. Guard your daughters Japan.

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5SpeedRacer5 - You could have made your very obvious point in 1/10 the space without the inane euphemisms.

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I lost miles when Delta took over NW/Continental. I hope this doesn't happen, I get tired of loosing miles at their whim.

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But...but...Americans could never understand the uniqueness of Japan and its flying customs and culture. How to, say, make a traditional dialing motion of knobs that brings up the cabin temperature to 27c. 27,2 is too high. And Celsius, that's just too complicated for non Japanese to understand.

I'd say this deal is doomed.

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I wonder if the pilots will be on American salaries after that happens.

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American Airlines was rated the worst US airline in 2008 (http://bit.ly/pv0NL), and my bets are that AA hasn't made many improvements in 2009.

The business combination of AA's poor service and JAL's lack of ability to make a profit will be the final nail in the coffin for the Japanese aviation industry.

Passengers should (and will) choose airlines other than American Airlines and JAL should this merger actually happen.

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Hard to tell who's the worse airline but I'll say its American by a nose. If JAL sinks to these levels of "service" they really are done.

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Woo-hoo! Japanese-American Airlines, or Delta-Sort of Asia Airlines.

I hope hope JAL keeps their hot, chicky momma flight attendants, and not take on more hefers from the Delta crowd. The JAL flight attendants are the reason I fly JAL, and no others.

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Yes it is hard to place a worse airline. Both American and Delta just SUCK and JAL is right with them. The Delta flight attendants seem somewhat indifferent to me. Of course it does not matter to me what they look like. Suppose I will stick with Asina for the time being. I can get a very nice fare for Business Class from my travel agent. It also avoids Narita Airport grins As for American, Delta and JAL, I avoid flying with them at all costs!

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1 question: WHY US AIRLINES?

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Either way, bring the money.. don’t bring your worst in the developed world airline service standards.. probably not gonna to wash with these customers. Although the JAL air hostesses could have an easier job for the same money.. but they probably have too much pride, so not gonna lower their standards.

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If JAL is looking for long-term stability, AA is probably the better answer. It is the only American carrier never to have gone bankrupt, and one of the world's largest airlines. Plus One-World has a stronger lineup than SkyTeam.

As for all these people saying 'JAL sucks', to what are you comparing them? Folks here must be flying around in their private jets or something.

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As for all these people saying 'JAL sucks', to what are you comparing them?

Try flying either of the Korean carriers or Singapore Airlines. Even Cathay is better service than JAL.

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