Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Match Made in the Skies

Since 2008 major airlines have been nabbing up their smaller counterparts; Delta took Northwest, United absorbed Continental and Southwest purchased AirTran. And now is American Airlines' turn, as of February 14, 2013 they merged with US Airways. These four new major airlines now control about 3/4th of the United States airline traffic! What I think might be something positive to come of this merger is US Airlines' CEO will run the company…any maybe fix their customer service department too, see my complaints here.

American will now have over 900 planes, 3,200 daily flights and an estimate of 95,000 employees. But consumers should beware, with only four major airlines they could start to raise fares. For more on the merger click here.

And in the spirit of Valentines day I give you the American/US Airways tail heart!

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