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Airline Merger

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American Airlines is taking off with U.S. Airways; so what does that mean for frequent fliers?

Since announcing the deal in February the two major airlines have been working to together to make the merger as easy as possible on customers. Then earlier this week the justice department says the collaboration was cleared for take-off and should be settled in December.

So when the final details are hammered out and the bottom line is signed there are a few things passengers can expect. A key reason for merging is to link the networks of both airlines.  read more »

Airline Merger

American Airlines is taking off with U.S. Airways; so what does that mean for frequent fliers?

Since announcing the deal in February the two major airlines have been working to together to make the merger as easy as possible on customers. Then earlier this week the justice department says the collaboration was cleared for take-off and should be settled in December.

So when the final details are hammered out and the bottom line is signed there are a few things passengers can expect. A key reason for merging is to link the networks of both airlines.  read more »

Airline Mergers

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The government is putting the brakes on another airline merger; but passengers are already paying the price.

Before 2005 there were nine major u-s airlines; today there are just five. Now US Airways and American Airlines are attempting to join forces diminishing the pack even more.

However earlier this week the Department of Justice stepped in and blocked the deal. It says the proposed merger would cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxes and fees. But it could be too late.  read more »

Flying High

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This holiday season airlines are splurging on their customers; but only if you’re part of a certain class.

It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year and while most passengers will spend the time purchasing pillows and looking for leg room; it’s getting even better for those in first class. According to the International Air Transport Association first class and business class passengers only make up 8% of international travelers. But that 8%of high end travelers brings in 27% of annual revenue. Airline analysts say there is now a war going on to cater to the profitable passengers and extra perks are the bait.  read more »