American Airlines merger
Virgin America founder Sir Richard Branson knows how to attract attention. On Monday night, Branson returns to North Texas to hold a rally in Dallas to build support for the airline’s move to Love Field Airport.
The stakes are high and seem to be increasing in the battle over two gates at Dallas Love Field Airport. Top executives from three airlines attended the City Council’s Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee meeting at Dallas City Hall.
Taking his cue from a watercannon spraying a Virgin America Airbus A320, CEO David Cush said, “We like to make a little bit of a splash.”
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees. American wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost. Now the dispute could go to negotiations or a trial.
American Airlines has dropped bereavement fares. It’s a policy the Fort Worth-based airline is adopting from US Airways as the two companies complete a merger.
Fort Worth-based American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative’s death.
American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world’s biggest airline.
After months of legal turbulence, it will soon be smooth flying for American Airlines and US Airways.
The U.S. Justice Department has settled its lawsuit, clearing the way for the airlines’ $14 billion merger.
People familiar with the discussions say American Airlines and US Airways will propose giving up some takeoff and landing rights at Washington’s Reagan National Airport in hopes of settling a government lawsuit blocking their merger.
American Airlines and US Airways won’t appeal a rejection of their request for more information about the government’s antitrust case.
Nearly two months after joining the U.S. Department of Justice Lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced he’s pulling out of the suit after reaching a settlement.
Fort Worth-based American Airlines and US Airways want to know whom the government interviewed before it sued to block the airlines’ merger, and what those people said.