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JSpira
02-13-2013, 06:40 PM
It was a year in the making but now it's official...

American and US Airways to Merge, Combined Company to be World’s Largest Airline
(http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2013/02/american-and-us-airways-to-merge-combined-company-to-be-worlds-largest-airline/)by Paul Riegler

Merged Airline to Keep American Name, Stay in Oneworld Alliance
The boards of directors of AMR, the parent of American Airlines, and US Airways separately voted today to approve a merger that will create the world’s largest airline. The formal announcement is scheduled for tomorrow, at which time a plan outlining the details of the deal will be filed with the U.S Bankruptcy Court in New York that is overseeing American’s …
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Billd104
02-13-2013, 06:54 PM
So what's the combined operation to be called... American Airways? :) That's actually not bad really. :thumbup:

JSpira
02-13-2013, 06:58 PM
So what's the combined operation to be called... American Airways? :) That's actually not bad really. :thumbup:

American was called that in the 1930s but the answer to your question is in the article as quoted

Billd104
02-13-2013, 07:00 PM
American was called that in the 1930s but the answer to your question is in the article as quoted

I see that now... I was still reading when I posted. :)

3ismagic#
02-14-2013, 01:44 PM
This is terrible news for me.

Right now my tiny airport is only served by 3 airlines Delta to detroit, US airways to philly, and American to Dulles.
How much you want to bet that either the philly or dulles connection goes away giving me even fewer options than I have now?

Both of those airlines suck anyway so they are just combining to form one massive super suck airline.

3ismagic#
02-14-2013, 02:51 PM
The Onion's take on the merger
http://www.theonion.com/articles/american-airlines-us-airways-merge-to-form-worlds,31302/

X3 Skier
02-17-2013, 03:04 PM
I have received 4 emails from AA and Citi telling me how wonderful this will be for me. The messages have attached legal mumbo jumbo basically saying "No matter what you just read, none of it is legally binding and we will do whatever we want."

Nothing from Useless Air as is to be expected.

Cheers

cha777
02-18-2013, 07:08 PM
I have received 4 emails from AA and Citi telling me how wonderful this will be for me. The messages have attached legal mumbo jumbo basically saying "No matter what you just read, none of it is legally binding and we will do whatever we want."

Nothing from Useless Air as is to be expected.

Cheers

Heh...funny, I got multiple emails from US Airways Mastercard but nothing from the Citi Aadvantage.

Festers on the East Coast need to keep an eye on this because it may effect the LH CLT-MUC flight that many festers use for "same day" ED's.