US Airways’ CEO said yesterday that they have made their final offer for Delta and that if Delta’s board doesn’t want to approve it, the offer will expire February 1. He also dismissed speculation that US Airways would up the bid by $1 billion. So, with Delta off the table, is Northwest next? If Delta and Northwest made sense, and Delta and US Airways made sense, wouldn’t US Airways and Northwest make sense (as much as any of these ridiculous rumors make sense)? When we will start hearing those rumors?
(UPDATE: IT’S FINISHED.) US Airways frequent flyers who were dreaming of using their miles to fly to Kiev or Dakar should shelve those dreams and book their free flights to Elmira or Franklin-Oil City or wherever US Airways flies.