Tag: merger

The AA/US Merger Is Finalized!
By: Date: December 9, 2013 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

So if you’ve been a frequent flyer of either American or US Airways, you probably just got notice that the merger between the two giants, making the largest airline in the world.  But it’s only done on paper; there are going to be years before anything really substantial happens. The letter emailed out today says…

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Scuttlebutt on the AA/US merger – Thoughts?
By: Date: September 23, 2013 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , , ,

So it should be no secret to those that follow me on here or on Twitter that I primarily fly Alaska Airlines.  I’ve been curious about the announced American/US Airways merger since day one – mostly because American is a partner with Alaska Airlines.  Not as strong a partner as Delta, but still – a…

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Wondering about AS fallout from the US/AA merger
By: Date: April 3, 2013 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , ,

It’s no secret that I’m personally a big supporter of Alaska Airlines.  Part of that is because they choose to not be part of an alliance, but instead work with a multitude of partners.  Their partnership with Emirates Airlines seems to be paying off; in recent weeks, I’ve seen a number of people flying with Emirates…

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Scoop, or Bad Writing?
By: Date: July 11, 2012 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , ,

Okay, so we all know that American Airlines is looking to merge with another carrier – possibly – if the deal is right, and American comes out on top.  Immediately the pundits, including me, started talking about the possibilities. But I’m startled by something.  There’s one source that I’ve found (after an admittedly short search) that…

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What is United getting out of the Continental merger?
By: Date: May 3, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , ,

In a word: EVERYTHING When you hunt around chatrooms and talk to people who fly regularly, there is not a lot of good that is often said about many of the major airlines (United, American, etc).  The thing is, though, Continental always bucked that trend.  They always ended up on the good side of the…

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