Airline Mergers

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/1/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 2/3/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 13
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Airline Mergers
Contest Directions: US Airways may be looking for another company to buy after talks with Delta ended earlier this week. US Airways CEO Doug Parker said bankrupt airlines are particularly attractive because they make it easier to boost profits. A bankrupt airline can get out of expensive contracts and leases and put pressure on unions to renegotiate contracts. I don't know about you, but if I was going to Hawaii, instead of flying on one of his airlines, I'd drive.
In this contest we are asking you to photoshop any airline merger. What we would like to see is airlines merging with other companies besides airlines. Some examples would be SouthWestinghouse or Fly The Friendly Skies of WalMart.
Thanks to Grandma Moses for sponsoring this contest.

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/1/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 2/3/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 13
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
13 pictures
  • Disneyland Airlines Plane with Mouse Ears

    Disneyland Airlines Plane with Mouse Ears
        • maybe the captain of the plane is using the mickey ears instead of his hat...
        • Man I'll bet those ears interfere with the aerodynamics.... A LOT!
        • Fabulous work on that Disney airplane. Love it.

          [Edited by User on 2/3/2007 9:09:53 PM]
  • Plane and Dodge Car Hybrid

    Plane and Dodge Car Hybrid
  • Delta Lights Cigarette Airline

    Delta Lights Cigarette Airline
  • Tonka Toy Airlines

    Tonka Toy Airlines
  • Planters Nuts Airline

    Planters Nuts Airline
        • Great work with the Texture of the Plane
        • Great peanut aircraft texture and great airline motto

          [Edited by User on 2/3/2007 10:17:02 PM]
  • Dell Airlines Crash

    Dell Airlines Crash
  • Tampax Airlines

    Tampax Airlines
        • A pilot taxiing in Miami got his licence suspended for a month for answering the tower:
          "Rodger, Sir, cleared to follow that Tampax..."
          Pic:
          http://www.al-airliners.be/t-z/tampa/qt-707.jpg
          (Tampa Airline is or was the biggest cargo
          carrier of Colombia...)

  • Missile Heading to a Target Airlines Plane

    Missile Heading to a Target Airlines Plane
        • Ha! I'm not so sure I'd want to fly on that airline! Seems it would be tooo tempting for terrorists.

          Great entry.
        • Very funny entry! Try to soften the shadow along the bottom front end on the plane under the logo. Also, I find it odd that the red color is different. Would be a much sharper image if you could tweak the colors to match.
        • great job. Needs to be Colombia - without the U
  • Swiss Cheese Airplane

    Swiss Cheese Airplane
        • Good joke.
          Unfortunately the airline went broke in 2002 ; cheese is the future !
        • i hope thiers no mouse inside that plane.
  • Hot Wheels Airlines

    Hot Wheels Airlines
        • It'd be better if the story & the headline were focused the same.
  • Xbox Airlines

    Xbox Airlines
  • Aero Cia Airport

    Aero Cia Airport
  • Mexican Aerican Airlines Flying People Over the Border

    Mexican Aerican Airlines Flying People Over the Border
13 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: US Airways may go shopping again, given continuing pressure on the industry to consolidate and reduce the number of available airline seats, analysts said on Wednesday. US Airways Group Inc. wouldn't comment about pursuing other deals, now that Delta Air Lines (other-otc: DALRQ.PK - news - people ) Inc.'s official creditors committee rejected its $9.8 billion hostile bid. US Airways promptly withdrew its buyout offer. But analysts said CEO Doug Parker is known for aggressively snapping up bankrupt airlines and turning them around. And his recent success with his ongoing combination of America West (nyse: LCC - news - people ) and the bankrupt former US Airways has given him a lot of currency on Wall Street. "US Airways wants to be a buyer rather than a seller," said Ray Neidl, an airline analyst with Calyon Securities in New York. "It's got a young, aggressive management team. They've done a good job turning around a troubled airline. They've got the confidence of the investment community. They can raise capital for an acquisition."