1. Am I the only one who doesn’t think American Airlines needs to merge with anyone?  If American does merge with another airline, it won’t be before they file for bankruptcy.
  2. After Southwest merges with Air Tran, will they be big enough to drive the rest of the industry more towards their customer policies? Think bag fees (or lack thereof), and maybe lower change fees.
  3. I predict the industry gravitates toward 1 bag being included in the fare, like JetBlue.  That seems like the right policy.  Let’s see if I’m right.