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American-US Airways Merger Negotiations: Major Issues Yet to be Overcome

American-US Airways Merger Negotiations: Major Issues Yet to be Overcome

Past Attempts to Merge Recall That Nothing Is Final Until the Fat Lady Signs or Sings
Reuters is reporting that American Airlines and US Airways are in the final stages of negotiating a merger, although the two issues that have yet to be resolved are somewhat thorny.
Reuters cites four sources that report that the final price and the merged company’s management structure have yet to be resolved.  If the two sides …

Vote for the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Vote for the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Voting for the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, car rental agencies, and travel Web sites.  Most of the award categories, which include Best Airline, Best Airport, Best Frequent Flyer Program, Best Hotel Chain, Best Credit/Charge Card, Best Rental Car Agency, …

Whither American Airlines? Merger With US Airways Not Only Option

Whither American Airlines?  Merger With US Airways Not Only Option

As AA Moves Closer to Emerging from Bankruptcy, New Possibilities Appear on Horizon
If there’s one thing that’s certain in any merger, it’s that nothing is certain.  History is filled with the detritus of failed mergers, ranging from AT&T and T-Mobile USA to United Airlines and US Airways.  Of course, even a consummated merger isn’t always cause for celebration: just look at Time Warner and AOL or Sprint and Nextel.
In both …

US Airways to Start Philadelphia-Salt Lake Route

US Airways to Start Philadelphia-Salt Lake Route

US Airways has announced that it will begin daily nonstop service between Philadelphia and Salt Lake City on June 8, 2013.  The service will operate year-round, using a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart from Salt Lake City International Airport at 8:25 a.m. and arrive at Philadelphia International Airport at 2:44 p.m.  Flights from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City will depart at 6:10 p.m., and arrive at 9:04 p.m.
The new …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2013

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2013

One of the first transatlantic business trips came to an end on January 15,1493: Christopher Columbus began his return trip to Spain, after crossing the Atlantic westward in 1492.
On January 7, 1785, the English Channel was traversed by air for the first time, when Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries flew across the English Channel from Dover, England, to a forest near Calais, France in their hydrogen filled balloon.  However, the balloon …

Pilots Union: American Airlines-US Airways Merger Unlikely During Bankruptcy Proceedings

Pilots Union: American Airlines-US Airways Merger Unlikely During Bankruptcy Proceedings

The union that represents American Airlines’ pilots has told its members that a merger between the airline and US Airways may not take place during American’s bankruptcy proceedings because pilot groups may not agree on interim contract terms.
If a consensus is not reached “in the very near future,” said Keith Wilson, president of the Allied Pilots Association in a message to its members, “in all likelihood there will be no …

Delta, US Airways to Begin Service to Key West

Delta, US Airways to Begin Service to Key West

Delta Air Lines and US Airways have begun nonstop service to Key West International Airport in Key West, Florida. Delta will provide service from New York’s LaGuardia Airport, while US Airways will fly between Washington Reagan National Airport and Key West.
The start of service was celebrated with a water cannon salute for both the Delta and US Airways flights.  Passengers were greeted with a red carpet and a man blowing a …