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The American/US Airways Merger: The View from 35,000 Feet

Posted December 20, 2013 by Ken McQuillan

With the American Airlines/US Airways merger now finalized, two pilots – one from American and one from US Airways – shared their perspectives on the merger with NYCAviation.

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American Airlines' newest addition to the fleet parked at JFK's Gate 46. (Photo by the author)
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American Airlines Unveils its New Airbus A321 Transcontinental

Posted December 18, 2013 by Douglas Wint and Mark Hsiung

Big changes are happening at American Airlines. We go behind the scenes to preview its first Airbus A321 Transcontinental (A321T) scheduled to begin revenue service in January 2014.

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EMERGING DETAILS: American’s Tim Ahern Talks About the New American Airlines

Posted December 9, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

Fresh from this morning’s close of the American Airlines / US Airways Merger, American Airlines Group’s vice president of gateways and hub coordination, Tim Ahern, spoke with NYCAviation about the impact of the merger on both consumers and employees.

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American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker (right) and outgoing Chairman Tom Horton.
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BREAKING: American Airlines and US Airways Close Merger, Create Worlds Largest Airline

Posted December 9, 2013 by Ken McQuillan

In Dallas early Monday morning, officials from AMR Corporation and US Airways formally finalized the merger of the two carriers, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The merged carriers have, with the stroke of a pen, become the largest airline in the world.

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Judge Approves AMR Exit from Bankruptcy

Posted November 27, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

In a New York City courtroom Wednesday morning, a Federal Bankruptcy judge cleared American Airlines parent AMR to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The judge’s actions cleared all remaining legal obstacles to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.

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American Takes Delivery of First A321

Posted November 21, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

American Airlines took the next step in its fleet renewal process by taking delivery of their first Airbus A321. Revenue service is expected to begin in January 2014.

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BREAKING: Settlement Agreement in American/US Airways Merger

Posted November 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.

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Justice Dept. Files Suit Against American Airlines, US Airways Merger

Posted August 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Tuesday morning, The United States Department of Justice, along with six states and the District of Colombia, filed a civil antitrust suit challenging the latest airline merger, between US Airways and American Airlines. The suit cites that the merger would “substantially lessen competition for commercial air travel in local markets throughout the United States” […]

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Behind The Red Rope: American Flagship Check-In at JFK

Posted May 14, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Nestled way off to the far right of the ticketing hall at JFK T8 sits a new and exclusive feature that most passengers will never see. A space that once housed signs for partner airlines and wheelchairs is now home to a new Flagship Check-In, catering to the rich, famous, and those flying select First […]

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Are You Popular? If So, Join American Airlines In The Admirals Club

Posted May 7, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

If you are anything like us, you often walk right on by the door to an airline lounge and attempt to find a seat near an outlet somewhere by your gate. Airline lounges aren’t particularly cheap, and if you aren’t a member or have access through a credit card or otherwise, one day passes typically […]

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