Airline mergers: American-U.S. Airways is a match

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , Chicago Tribune
  • Updated: December 25, 2012 - 5:10 PM

In the coming weeks, the future of American Airlines is expected to be decided.

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Lifeguard06Dec. 25, 12 5:51 PM

No it's not I'll get furloughed again. Based on current staffing requirements for USAirways express flights. Oh we'll back on unemployment.

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eurotravelerDec. 25, 1211:16 PM

If this merger happens that will be just one more reason to avoid flying.

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birchtreeDec. 26, 12 6:48 AM

Politicians have not enforced antitrust laws because of the huge campaign donations given them by corporations. This has increased monopolization and subverted the free market by providing an unfair advantage to the monopolies. Twin Citians pay more to fly than most other people because of the lack of competition at our airport. In addition, laws regarding price fixing between monopolies have also not been enforced. It is so sad that our politicians, including the Metropolitan Airports Commission, is so corrupt.

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nonewtaxesDec. 26, 12 7:29 AM

US Airways has not been able to secure a labor agreement with their two separate pilots unions after 7 years! What makes them think they can do a better job with American, which is over twice it's size. It would be better for American to acquire US Airways.

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mn2niceDec. 26, 12 8:17 AM

This is the product of airline deregulation. Soon there will be but one or two airlines and they will charge whatever they can get away with. For me, high speed rail cannot come soon enough.

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