Posts Tagged ‘United Airlines’

  • Airline Mergers

    Oligopoly: Airline Mergers

    Feb 12, 13 • 674 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Households, Labor, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A 1962 song said, “Breaking Up is Hard To Do.” Even more so, it is tough to get together and create an oligopoly. When Continental and United merged during 2010, it took 14 months to solve their coffee problem. The difficulties began when a 14...

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    Airline Mergers and Coffee

    Feb 23, 12 • 122 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Labor, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    What to do when one airline uses a potent Starbucks bean, the other a weak Fresh Brew blend and they merge? After 14 months, Continental and United finally decided. Described in Bloomberg Businessweek, our story starts with a 14 member beverage committee and...