Looks Like We’ll Have to Wait Until Midweek for US Airways-American

From the ever-useful Dallas Morning News aviation blog

The Associated Press, which Friday had been quoting sources saying the AMR board was scheduled to meet Monday and that the US Airways board would meet over the weekend or Monday, on Sunday said the meetings had been delayed.

The AMR board wants to meet in person rather than have a telephone conference, and the US Airways board would take its vote after the AMR board does, AP reported.

Reuters, which also been reporting a Monday meeting, said Sunday that “AMR needed more time to finalize details and the boards of the two airlines are now not expected to gather until around Wednesday, the sources said.”

The drama has been going on for a year, I guess we can wait just a few more days.

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  1. LAX-DCA today, AA 1st class stewart mentioned the route was going to Airbus soon due to the merger…..Hahahaha – jumping the gun on several points there I think! 🙂

  2. @Moving Chicane – Even after a merger US routes will be operated by US pilots on US planes, more or less, and AA routes with AA pilots on AA planes more or less. There’ll need to be a common operating certificate, merged pilot seniority lists, etc… that takes time.

  3. As you’ve observed Terry Maxon at the Dallas News is the single best media authority of all things AA. Ted Reed, who writes for a few publications but mostly thestreet.com, is the media expert on US Airways. You don’t really need to read anyone else on the merger!

  4. I understand you write a travel blog, but why are you so obsessed with this potential merger? Even after it is announced it will take many months to close. Do you really need to blog about the blow-by-blow…or are they just pointless posts to get a hit on people’s Twitter feeds (or manufacturer content)?

  5. Just used most of US miles to book award tickets to Japan. Now, no need to worry if they change their policies. I have a feeling that it is getting worse for award ticket redemptions. Given the fact that US Airways is selling miles at cheap prices on many different times, a devaluation on miles is like going to happen.

  6. @Mark, if it doesn’t interest you, just move on. There’s plenty of other stuff to read on the Internet.

  7. Doug Parker’s American West still hasn’t completely merged with US. AA pilots and US pilots can’t even work in the same cockpit. Parker knows how to do takeovers but not mergers.

    The new AA will be a disorganized, unfriendly, rude, nickle-and-dimeing mess.

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