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American Airlines Files Reorganization Plan, Merger with US First Mentioned in Fall 2011

American Airlines Files Reorganization Plan, Merger with US First Mentioned in Fall 2011

As it prepares to exit bankruptcy, American Airlines’ parent AMR Corp. filed a 561-page registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.    The airline is also set to file its reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court that is overseeing its case.  The documents include five-year financial projections and how it will implement the merger.
The SEC filing revealed that AMR executives had briefly discussed a potential merger …

US Air CEO Adamant About Reagan National Slots, Ambivalent on Livery

US Air CEO Adamant About Reagan National Slots, Ambivalent on Livery

The new American Airlines may very well keep the new branding that was revealed at the beginning of the year.
On January 17, the airline revealed a new logo and livery which it has since implemented on multiple aircraft and at its new terminal at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.  American announced plans to merge with US Airways on February 14.
Speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce aviation conference Thursday, US Airways …

Judge Approves AA-US Merger, Denies $20 Million Severance

Judge Approves AA-US Merger, Denies $20 Million Severance

The judge overseeing American Airlines bankruptcy case approved the airline’s planned merger with US Airways but balked at the $19.9 million severance package for Tom Horton, American’s CEO.
“This merger is truly a tremendous result,” said Judge Sean H. Lane, but the U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge added that his “only hangup” was with the severance payment to Mr. Horton.  Under the proposed terms of the merger, which is to carry American …

American, US Air Establish Office of Integration, Hire McKinsey

American, US Air Establish Office of Integration, Hire McKinsey

American Airlines and US Airways, which announced their merger transition team on February 25, said that the two airlines have created an Integration Management Office as the “primary nerve center” for the work required to integrate the two airlines.  The two airlines, which first announced plans to merge on February 14, also announced that they had hired McKinsey & Co. as advisors on the integration.
Last month, American CEO Tom Horton …

Lobby Bar – March 22: Obi Wan Speaks, John LaRoquette, Meet the Flintstones, and Movie References We Hope You Get

Lobby Bar – March 22: Obi Wan Speaks, John LaRoquette, Meet the Flintstones, and Movie References We Hope You Get

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Crouching tiger, hidden outlets. Jonathan Spira stays at the Fairmont Olympic hotel in Seattle.  But why did the maintenance man sneak out of his room at 2 a.m.?
I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. American and US Air execs defend their plans to merge before Congress. The question is: will …

American, US Air CEOs Testify in Senate Hearings on Merger

American, US Air CEOs Testify in Senate Hearings on Merger

The CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways defended their planned merger in front of a Senate anti-trust committee on Tuesday.
The hearing of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, carrying the title “The American Airlines/US Airways Merger: Consolidation, Competition, and Consumers,” also heard from consumer advocates who said that the merger could lead to higher fares, a decrease in competition, and fewer regional routes.   The committee also …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, or credit card loyalty program.  Balloting for the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have an opportunity to support your favorites.  You will also earn a chance to win historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel Web sites.  …