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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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American Airlines Celebrates Delivery Of New Boeing 777-300ER

Posted May 1, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

When a company re-brands, it typically means a new coat of paint over the old, and maybe an ad campaign to tell consumers that their logo has changed. For American Airlines, however, the re-branding is going deep, deep into the roots of the company, from top to bottom. More than just a fresh coat of […]

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AAmerican Beauty? American Airlines New 777-300 Reviewed

Posted April 4, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Looking down from terminal D lounge at DFW, the new American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER easily stuck out. The angular tail and grey-ish paint contrasted sharply with the sea of dueling eagle tails and semi-glinting bare metal under a setting Dallas sun. Surprisingly it wound up looking not half bad in person. Even more surprisingly, the […]

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The Numbers Game: American-US Merger Initial Rundown

Posted February 14, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Wondering exactly what the merger of American Airlines and US Airways will mean? Curious as to what the largest airline in the world consists of? We’ve got some numbers for you.

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