Articles tagged “merger”

The Inside Story of Anbang’s Long Pursuit to Acquire Starwood

The Inside Story of Anbang’s Long Pursuit to Acquire Starwood

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you thought the drama playing out between Starwood, Marriott, and Anbang was already complicated enough, wait until you read this.

10 months ago

Marriott Investor Call: This Is What We Have in Store for Starwood

Marriott Investor Call: This Is What We Have in Store for Starwood

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is assuming Marriott and Starwood actually close their deal this year, which, given what's happened over that past week, is still not a sure thing, obviously.

10 months ago

What Marriott’s CEO Told Marriott Employees About the Impending Merger

What Marriott’s CEO Told Marriott Employees About the Impending Merger

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

CEO Arne Sorenson writes a letter to Marriott employees, laying out the compelling reasons for the merger and assuring them that the integration will go as smoothly as possible.

1 year ago

Smooth Sailing For American Airlines – US Airways System Cutover This Weekend

Smooth Sailing For American Airlines – US Airways System Cutover This Weekend

Grant Martin, Skift

The American and US Airways system cutover went curiously well this weekend - but will it hold?

1 year ago

American’s Plan to Avoid Post-Merger Tech Meltdown

American’s Plan to Avoid Post-Merger Tech Meltdown

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American is well aware of the risks at hand in combining two airlines' reservations systems and will do everything it can to avoid errors of past mergers.

2 years ago

TUI Tries To Exit Disastrous Italian Vacation Home Project

TUI Tries To Exit Disastrous Italian Vacation Home Project

Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

TUI AG is weaning itself away from projects and brands that it doesn't consider part of the way forward, post-merger. Although TUI has expertise in hotels, developing a vacation-home community such as Castelfalfi was a whole different animal.

2 years ago

US Airways Labor Unions Unhappy with American Merger Process

US Airways Labor Unions Unhappy with American Merger Process

Linda Loyd, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Employees are starting to doubt the promises management made in order to gain support for the merger, especially since many have suffered through similar situations in previous mergers.

3 years ago

Skift Business Traveler: Bad Weather, the New American Airlines and Etihad’s Secret Alliance

Skift Business Traveler: Bad Weather, the New American Airlines and Etihad’s Secret Alliance

Grant Martin, Skift

3 years ago

All U.S. Carriers Should Be Able to Bid on Gates Opened by Merger, Says Congress

Associated Press

Major U.S. airlines are unlikely to win the slots even if they are permitted to enter the bidding process. It is thought that their arrival in D.C. will only further stifle competition.

3 years ago

American and US Air Flight Attendant Unions at Odds Over Contract Terms

Associated Press

Labor, alongside tech, are the most contentious and long-lasting issues in a merger. The new American will need to find a way to quickly integrate both in order to make up for the past two years.

3 years ago

New American Air Could Have Avoided Lawsuit by Giving Up Slots in August

New American Air Could Have Avoided Lawsuit by Giving Up Slots in August

Reuters

The new airlines' concessions were small in light of it becoming the world's largest carrier. And the lawsuit is since being positioned as a challenge that's helped executives prepare for future operations.

3 years ago

The New American Airlines Gives Up Slots at Reagan and LaGuardia Airport

The New American Airlines Gives Up Slots at Reagan and LaGuardia Airport

Samantha Shankman, Skift

3 years ago