Aviation News

January 26, 2012

Final Call: US Airways Hot to Merge With American, Artist to Bury 727 in California Desert

A South African Airways Boeing 747SP ZS-SPE on the ground at Frankfurt
Photo of the Day: A South African Airways Boeing 747SP (ZS-SPE) on the ground at Frankfurt. (Photo by b707fan)
• With McCann Worldgroup setting up a new office in Dallas, are American Airlines and its ad agency gearing up for a massive post-bankruptcy marketing push? [AdWeek]

• The FAA is safe from a shutdown, but only for a few weeks. Congress has passed a short-term funding bill to keep the agency flying until Feb. 17. [The Hill]

• Yes, US Airways is hot to merge with American Airlines. [Bloomberg, via BusinessWeek]

• The St. Louis Lambert Airport concourse severely damaged in a tornado last year will soon reopen. [Fox 2]

• A Swedish artist plans to bury an old 727 in the southern California desert. [KGET 17]

• A detailed look at New York’s decrepit airport terminals. [The New York Observer]

• United says it has improved lifetime benefits for million-mile frequent fliers. Million-milers disagree. [WSJ]