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American Completes US Airways Mainline Livery Makeover

American Completes US Airways Mainline Livery Makeover

American Airlines said it has completed repainting all 299 of the US Airways mainline aircraft in its current fleet with the new American livery that was first unveiled in January 2013.
The process ended November 22 with the painting of an Airbus A321, carrying the tail number N563UW. American began repainting the US Airways fleet in January 2014, shortly after the two airlines merged.
That particular A321 was built in Hamburg and …

American Quietly and Successfully Integrates Pilot Operations

American Quietly and Successfully Integrates Pilot Operations

American Airlines continues to make significant progress on post-merger activities that will allow it to operate fully as a single airline.
On October 1, the carrier moved to a single Flight Operating System, the platform that manages pilot scheduling and operations, without any reported glitches.
The move was, however, fraught with peril and similar integrations at other airlines have brought operations to a standstill. In an e-mail to employees on Friday, the …

American, US Airways Pilots Get Combined Seniority List

American, US Airways Pilots Get Combined Seniority List

An arbitration panel resolved a major issue on Tuesday in the ongoing integration of American Airlines and US Airways when it handed down a ruling that would integrate pilots from both carriers.
The difficulty in finalizing the integration had stemmed from the issues US Airways had had in integrating its two pilots groups following its merger with America West in 2005.
American Airlines said it was pleased that the process had been …

TWA Flight Attendants Lose Seniority Case against American Airlines on Appeal

TWA Flight Attendants Lose Seniority Case against American Airlines on Appeal

The long, strange saga of the former TWA flight attendants’ attempt to regain the seniority that was lost after American Airlines acquired TWA’s assets in April 2001 may be over.
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that American had no duty to restore the TWA flight attendants’ seniority. The U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit dismissed a lawsuit filed by flight attendants who claimed that their union failed to grant them …

US Airways Group Quietly Merged into American Airlines Group at Year-End

US Airways Group Quietly Merged into American Airlines Group at Year-End

American Airlines Group announced that its US Airways Group unit had merged with the company, marking an official end to the US Airways brand. As a result, American took over all US Airways operations and assumed all of US Airways’ liabilities and obligations as of December 30, 2015.
The Fort Worth-based carrier had merged all US Airways customer-facing operations with those of American Airlines by October 17, 2015 and it had …

American Airlines Business Class Philadelphia-Munich Flight 716 – Review

American's A330-200s will continue in the fleet.

American Airlines took the next big step in its merger two weeks ago, when it pulled the plug on merger partner US Airways’ reservations system and discontinued operating US Airways as a separate airline and subsidiary.
There was no better way to see how well things in the trenches were going than to fly a few days after the reservation system’s merger on a former US Airways international flight, in this …

Lobby Bar – October 16: Bare Travel Necessities, Edible Bedding, and the Long Way Around

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Lobby Bar – A Somewhat Sarcastic Summary of FBT News and Views
Proper send off. With a series of his favorite pictures, Jonathan Spira mourns the scheduled death of US Airways, happening tomorrow. It was a tough and expensive choice to make, but rather than re-outfit the US Airways jets with American Airlines livery, the planes will be buried in a 1,300 acre plot in Arizona.
Autopilot 3.0. Jonathan Spira takes a …