Did US Air or UAL BK help American -no....all are well know brands that consumers will use. GM bk may hurt Ford as more buyers feel they need to buy more financially stable companies.
In 1977 GM was still over 50% of the market share and Honda, Toy & VW were much smaller.
Here's Jimmy Carter speaking on National TV about this very topic around 1977. Classic Jimmy collector videos <<<<<<< http://windowtowallstreet.com/peakoiledu... >>>>>> Where is Billy? Well GM made it then but the imports where 1/2 as many compared to today.
GM will live on after BK ....lets face the facts...US Air filed for BK 3x's and the company lives on but shareholders and bondholders lose everything.