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Judge Says American Can’t End Retiree Benefits Yet

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.

18 hours ago

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Expert: Dropping American Airlines Funeral Fares A “Bad Idea”

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.

CBS 11–02/27/2014

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American Airlines Drops Bereavement Fares

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.

02/26/2014

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AA, US Airways Merger Complete – Now World’s Biggest Airline

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.

12/09/2013

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Justice Department Settles Lawsuit, Clears Way For AA-US Airways Merger

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.

CBS 11–11/12/2013

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American, US Airways Aim To Settle Merger Lawsuit

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.

10/30/2013

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AA & US Air Won’t Challenge Ruling In Merger Lawsuit

American Airlines and US Airways won’t appeal a rejection of their request for more information about the government’s antitrust case.

10/14/2013

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Texas AG Drops Out Of AA, US Airways Merger Lawsuit

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.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

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Airlines: Who Did DOJ Interview On Merger?

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.

09/24/2013

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Texas AG Explains State’s Lawsuit To Block AA/US Airways Merger

In his first remarks, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott seeks to explain why his office joined the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

08/16/2013