American Airlines, US Airways get FAA approval to fly as one carrier

American Airlines and US Airways Tails

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline and the second-largest carrier at O’Hare International Airport, received its single operating certificate Wednesday from the FAA, an important behind-the-scenes milestone in its integration with US Airways. Now comes a potentially more difficult task: Aligning computer reservation systems into one without disrupting flights or vexing consumers. That changeover is […]

American Airlines / US Airways: Customer service agents voted in favor of union representation

Customer service agents for the merged American Airlines and US Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favor of union representation, the National Mediation Board announced on Tuesday. The agents, who number about 14,500, will be represented by the Communications Workers of America or, in some cases, the Teamsters. While the US Airways agents were previously unionized, […]

American/US Airways merger contributing to higher domestic fares for U.S. travellers, says OAG

U.S. domestic air travellers could face a summer of higher fares thanks to a reduction in airline capacity exacerbated by the U.S. government’s American Airlines-US Airways merger settlement. This is the view of OAG, the leading provider of aviation intelligence, based on an analysis of U.S. domestic airline schedules for August 2014 and recent trends […]

United and US Airways Join Delta in Suspending Tel Aviv Flights

Delta Air Lines, United and US Airways each canceled flights Tuesday to Israel because of safety and security concerns. Delta, which typically flies between New York’s JFK airport and Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, suspended service indefinitely. Delta Flight 468, a Boeing 747 with 273 passengers and 17 crew members, diverted to Paris […]

US Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with British Airways

US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, today announces the launch of its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld® member British Airways, further enhancing its relationship with the London-based carrier. Beginning today, customers can book tickets on codeshare flights for travel beginning May 14. Launched in a phased approach, the codeshare […]

Airline Passenger Group Calls for Transparency in American US Airways Merger

FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger advocacy organization, has filed comments with the US Department of Justice calling for the release of lobbying, political contribution and negotiating communications that preceded the sudden November settlement of the Obama Administration’s antitrust suit to block the largest airline merger in US history. Under the Tunney Act, the US District […]