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Photo tour: the US Airways Club at LaGuardia

For now, American and US Airways are located at different terminals at LaGuardia: American is located at Terminal A and US Airways is still located at at Terminal D.   Last week my flight left out of Terminal D so I stopped by the US Airways Club before my flight. This wasn’t my first visit to…

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American’s incoming President discusses Product Alignment and Milestones

Scott Kirby is currently President of US Airways and is slated to become President of American after the merger. He recently gave an interview to reporter Jonathan Spira with Frequent Business Traveler and discussed a range of topics including milestones, and alignment of product. The alignment of product strategy and road map is probably the…

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American and US Airways make it easy to join letter writing campaign to support merger.

Last week American and US Airways employees participated in a “Fly-In” to Washington to highlight the potential benefits of their merger, and to urge government and elected officials to pressure Justice Department officials to drop their lawsuit. And while employees from both airlines are hoping to make the merger an issue in Washington, it’s already a…

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American Submits Response to DOJ Merger Challenge

American filed their response with the Court defending the benefits of the proposed merger with US Airways and disputing the Department of Justice’s interpretation of industry data and statistics. While I certainly have an opinion about the DOJ’s objection to a merger, I’m not an attorney so I’ll refrain from trying to provide any analysis. Here,…

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Former American Airlines CEO Robert Crandall interviewed by Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News published a front page story this last weekend detailing how the Department of Justice is using the airline industry’s own history of antitrust allegations to challenge to the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Michael Lindenberger, the reporter who wrote the piece, includes several comments from two legendary airlines industry…

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Video: Former American CEO Robert Crandall reacts to DOJ merger challenge

No doubt that by now you’re aware that they Department of Justice has decided to challenge the merger between American and US Airways. Former American Airlines CEO Robert Crandall was interviewed on CNBC yesterday, and he was both surprised and critical of DOJ announcement. Here’s some of what he had to say: The government, as…

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An AAnecdote about the new American’s incoming Chief Marketing Officer

Dallas Morning News aviation reporter Terry Maxon wrote a story the other day about the announcement that named Suzanne Rubin and six other executives to management positions at the post-merger American Airlines. He included the text from a letter that current US Airways president (and future new American Airlines president) Scott Kirby wrote to employees…

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