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American Airlines, US Airways to merge
Associated Press, by David Koenig

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/13/2013 11:37:23 PM

Dallas — American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world´s biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the merger late Wednesday, according to four people close to the situation. The carrier keeps the American Airlines name but will be run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker. American´s CEO, Tom Horton, will become chairman of the new company, these people said. They requested anonymity because the merger negotiations were private. A formal announcement is expected Thursday morning. The deal has been in the works since August, when creditors forced

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US Air is by far the better airline, from what I hear.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MHR, 2/13/2013 11:44:24 PM     (No. 9175237)

Ugh....wonder what will happen to my mileage on AA?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: david kahane, 2/14/2013 12:49:54 AM     (No. 9175296)

Next step: Aeroflot.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: simkeith, 2/14/2013 1:09:32 AM     (No. 9175306)

Two crappy airlines will make one really big crappy airline, and consolidate their flights. Travelers suffer from this merger just like they did when United and Continental and Delta and Northwest merged. The traveling public loses

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/14/2013 2:03:06 AM     (No. 9175329)

Holder really cherry picks which mergers he allows. Last week he blocked Budweiser from merging with Corona saying it would hurt competition.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/14/2013 2:33:51 AM     (No. 9175344)

Both airlines must be Barry bundlers; ergo, competition will not be harmed. See how it works?

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