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Airline Mergers

We're One Step Closer To The World's Largest Airline

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday approved a settlement resolving U.S. regulators' opposition to a merger between AMR Corp and US Ai...

When Two Become One: Airline Mergers

Dane Steele Green | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Wall Street practically flipped at the news of the merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. But what does the merger of two major U.S. carriers mean for the rest of us?

The Major Merger's Real Winner

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

What The Merger Means For You

Posted 02.14.2013 | Travel

As American Airlines and US Airways announce plans to merge -- a deal that would create the world's largest airline -- passengers are naturally wonder...

Merger Takes Flight

AP | DAVID KOENIG and JOSHUA FREED | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

DALLAS — US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to ma...

Huge Merger Imminent

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

* Both AMR, US Air boards OK merger, deal announcement Thurs * AMR creditors OK merger earlier on Wednesday -sources * Deal to value combined ai...

Economy Set To Get Its Moment Tonight

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Changes Coming To An Airplane Near You

George Hobica | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

A major airline will start charging for carry on bags. United maybe? Spirit and Allegiant already do and they haven't gone out of business.

What An American-US Air Merger Might Mean

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK — While American Airlines and US Airways have started merger discussions, it would be several months – if not years – befor...

Why You Should Have A Say In Airline Mergers

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

Every time a company goes through bankruptcy court or gets involved in merger talks, it's disappointing to see who does not have a seat at the negotia...

American, BA And Iberian Airlines Announce Tie-Up That Will Provide New Routes

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

LONDON — American Airlines, British Airways and Spain's Iberia unveiled new routes and promised passengers better prices and flight flexibility ...

Will Bigger Be Better for United and Continental?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

As with most mergers, the announcement this week that United Airlines was joining forces with Continental Airlines to become the world's largest airline touted all of the benefits of the combination.

Are Your Acquisitions Creating Complexity?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Cross-posted from Harvard Business Online Have you ever worked for a company that's acquired another, or that's been acquired? Given the worldwide vo...

United Evaluating Its Merger Options

New York Times | Micheline Maynard and Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chief executive of United Airlines, Glenn F. Tilton, indicated Monday that the carrier's efforts to find a partner would continue after a rival, C...

Continental Abandons Merger Talks With United

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin and Micheline Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Continental Airlines said Sunday that it had abandoned merger talks with United Airlines and was planning to remain an independent carrier, a blow to ...

Each Major US Airline In Mega Merger Negotiations

Reuters | Jui Chakravorty Das | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American Airlines (AMR.N) has had early-stage merger talks with US Airways (LCC.N) and is in advanced talks for an alliance with Continental Airlines ...

Delta, Northwest May Unveil Merger As Early As Tuesday

Wall Street Journal | Susan Carey and Paulo Prada | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. have spent the last week readying their long-delayed merger announcement, with the aim of unveiling...

Airlines Dump Planes, Routes, And Workers

Chicago Tribune | Julie Johnsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Airline mergers may be off the table, for now, but a major industry reordering is still under way as United, Delta and Northwest Airlines contemplate ...

Merger Could Be In Northwest's Future

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chief executive of Northwest Airlines says his carrier could benefit from a merger -- if it's the right deal. As the Delta Air Lines Inc. board m...