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American, US Airways vote to merge

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American Airlines, a storied but struggling carrier that sought bankruptcy protection fifteen months ago, will merge with US Airways, creating what will be the largest carrier in the world, according to The Wall Street Journal and Dallas Morning News.. (www.usatoday.com) Daha Fazlası...

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chalet
chalet 5
Do the joining of forces between two single-eyed fellows make them a better eyesight entity, doubtful at best
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 7
Sure it does. Just like two drunks holding each other up. Lol
SootBox
SootBox 4
Makes no difference to me, I don't step foot on either airline...
emmanuelaponte
emmanuelaponte 0
ohhhhhhh..so you do charters then.
JetMech24
JetMech24 1
ohhhhhhh...I didn't realize that AA and US where the only two airlines in the world.
emmanuelaponte
emmanuelaponte 1
Ohhhhhh..yet they all provide the same crap service.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
They get you where you're going. THAT's their mission - not catering to spoiled, indulgent selfish travelers.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
I'm pretty happy if we get where we're going. A diet coke or a jack Daniels is a bonus.
topdds1
mike powers 4
Does this mean all the Pensions stolen by AWE in the 80's will be restored? Didn't think so.
jcwomer
John Womer 3
American may have been struggling financially, but I've always considered it a first class operation.

On the other hand... USAir was lousy when it was Allegheny Airlines (aka "Agony Airlines")and Mowhawk, lousy when they merged and created USAir, and now lousy thiry years later.

Put 'em together and what have you got? A big, financially struggling, lousy airline.
chalet
chalet 3
Is bigger better?
ysfsim
Ant Miraa 1
size doesnt matter XD
preacher1
preacher1 2
This one story will wind up with at least 300 comments on it and all about the fairhaired boys of the West although Horton has started showing some gray. His mistake is that he didn't count on "MY GOOD FRIEND,DOUG PARKER" getting greedy and start nipping at his heel and making the end run around him.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
LOL, if nothing else, this post turned into a historical account of the evolution of cell phones over the past 25 years!
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Horton, et al, didn't have to agree to the merger. They hammered out a deal that was agreeable to all concerned. Because Parker is a smart businessman and trying to keep his airline profitable, do you truly believe that's a just reason to debase his reputation?
preacher1
preacher1 2
I really don't think he had much of a choice and took the best deal available, and will have a nice parachute. They were good friends while both were at AA together but Parker grew into his own eventually, and this is the end result. Can't say that it is wrong. I just think that Horton underestimated him. I realize you worked for Parker and have that to look to, but I don't have to like him. I have a lot of good friends at AA as well that probably won't fare well in this deal. That said, they haven't fared well under the BR deal either. I just peronally don't think this is anything about airline profitability. I think it is ego satisfaction in running the country's biggest airline, BUT, that's just my opinion.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
We're all entitled to those, but I surely can't figure out how you arrived at yours. Do you have some inside information? It's important to remember that Parker, too, answers to the Board and he has to produce. I suppose it's safe to say ego may enter into it, but I think ego comes after pulling off a successful business deal that's good for the company and is not the motivation. I imagine most of us can't help but feel pretty good about ourselves when we accomplish a goal; and can you imagine engineering one of these proportions? This merger would never have been granted approval if it weren't thought to be beneficial. I suppose I could be entirely in the wrong here - but I seriously doubt it. Have a great week Preacher.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Let's just say there was some pointy end fill in after I retired and and across my 36 year career, there was closer than average alliance with a lot of AA folks, including both Parker & Horton in their early days. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. You have a good one too. Just an added note. There is not a lot of love lost by a whole bunch of folks for Dick Anderson at DAL either but you have to admire what he has done for the airline itself. You won't please everybody. I hope Parker can do the same and there is not a bunch of smoke & mirrors in his past.lol
sm46
Spencer Mukai 2
We the traveling consumer have less to choose from when we want to travel by air. Thank you whomever created this chart. Unless I missed some of the details, Continental Airlines went into bankruptcy protection in 1983. I was an employee at that time.
indy2001
indy2001 2
It's probably the best that could happen for both airlines. AA gets an infusion of cash and a boss that labor is happy with (for now, anyway). US gets a major upgrade to their image and joins the elite. I don't think either airline would have been able to go it alone against the UA/CO and DL/NW megacarriers.

So we're down to 3 large international airlines plus SW (which seems to be gearing up for limited international service soon). Although I miss the heady days just before and after deregulation, four majors (plus a few independents) should should do us just fine. I doubt whether the Justice Dept. would allow any further consolidation for quite some time.
ilikerio
ilikerio 2
Oh no, are they gonna ruin the US Airways paint too?

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StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Why? So AAL and AWE can both stand alone against the United/Continental and Delta/Northwest giants? Sounds to me like you would rather have two mega-carriers instead of three.
GSpotter
Harry Gordon 3
Merge and purge; that will be the outcome. Bad idea. Should not be allowed to happen. Prices will go up, service down. Five to eight thousand jobs: gone. Duplicate city pairs: gone. Here begins the disasterous race to a single airline: AMERIFLOT.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 2
Ameriflot.... Great.

Im ready to fly on an A330 myself. Just another item on the list.
w7psk
Ricky Scott 1
I agree Harry, They are racing to a single USA airline. There is not many choices left and as they get bigger, less competition = way higher prices.
SootBox
SootBox 2
Doesn't much matter, another 5-10 years and fuel prices will decimate half the air travel we have today.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho -2
Spirit, SWA, Delta, United, AAL, Sun Country, Virgin American, others.... There's still plenty of competition to go around. I would presume the merger "fad" of late is over now. All the others got an opportunity to do it. Now American has been afforded the same opportunity to level the playing field, everyone wants to cry about it.
fristr53
Frieda Struyf 1
Hope they reschedule their flights to Europe after the merger. American used to fly to Brussels but not anymore. Will this then change again????
JohnHale
John Hale 1
Bad for planespotters (less airlines and liveries) but good for collectors and AA
crownkestrel500
Javier Baez 1
How strange business. When was the last time the weaker brand was saved just because "is still too prestigious to drop" while the stronger one has to dissappear...when it is the BUYER? If US Airways is actually buying AA, does it's not supposed to prevail as new carrier's name?
preacher1
preacher1 1
It is a merger and depending on which story you read, it is basically a 70/30 stock split with AA being dominant. Heck of a deal.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Regardless of the split, AAL's operating certificate, name-brand, established routes/gates around the world are FAR more appealing than AWE.... Speaking of AWE, they bought US Air and kept the US Air brand for the same reason.
comraderoger
Roger Binion 1
Well, not airline related but Southwestern Bell, by then known as SBC, bought the borderline bankrupt, and smaller ATT, and then took the ATT name because of the prestige of the ATT name.
spankmaster5
spud man 1
from what I understand the customer service group will take the brunt of the merger related pain this time. Hope it's not too bad for them. After surviving several mergers I realize they are probably the best for the company in the long run, but it's always financially painful for a few employee groups. Usually the one's that can least afford it. I'm retired, but my stomach still does flip flops when I here the word MERGER.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
Not to mention its usually bad for consumers.
spankmaster5
spud man 1
yeah right, just like all the company stock USAir stole from their employees
bishops90
Brian Bishop 1
Well, Wayne, looks like we both called this one wrong. Guess we'll see how this one works out.
chalet
chalet 1
If American has been losing money big time for several years now and U.S. Airways has not been providing fat profits anyway so who in the world is putting the money for the 200-300 new jets on order. Granted some of the new things are leased but still billions have to change hands so who are the "brave" bankers, insurance cos. etc. that are lending the moneys, does anyone know.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Somewhere I remenered reading that they had close to $5 billion in cash on hand when they first filed bankruptcy. I realize that the airline industry is capital intensive but that seems a little much.
comraderoger
Roger Binion 1
Both Boeing and Airbus offered very generous financing to get AA to place that monster order.

Of course, AA should have placed that order years ago and gotten rid of the awful MD-80 much, much sooner.
Blueskytravel
Michael Gates 1
Has anyone heard of a US Carrier flying into Bristol, England? Continental used to but then they got takeon over. It's a great airport and easy to get connections for anywhere in the UK. Much less congestion than the London Airports.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I guess it is Ivory tower thinking that I can't fathom, not knowing the whole picture, BUT, how come that Piedmont and PSA are wholy owned by UA Air, and according to another article, will wear the Eagle brand when the merger is complete, AND Republic is taking is contract piece of Eagle already announced with their new equipment order, AND US air owns these 2 outright and is contacting Mesa in various parts of their system????????????
lsailing
lamont sailing 1
Remember when congress approved taxpayer money to bail out american airlines serveral years ago?
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 3
I remember them doing it for everyone.
comraderoger
Roger Binion 1
That isn't what they did at all.

The government set up a compensation fund to make payments for losses from 9/11 to prevent people from suing AA and United into bankruptcy and dissolution.

The airlines received none of that money as evidenced by the rash of bankruptcy and massive losses the airlines had afterwards.

[This poster has been suspended.]

StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Are you effing kidding me? Never seen this crap here. No place is safe.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
This JO is hitting every squawk. Either illiterate or foreigner, or both.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Kudos to the FA staff for getting that crap removed... This was one of the last safe havens on the internet. Now those damned trolls found it.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Oh you just haven't seen them all. They have been hitting here the last 2-3 months. Whenever I see one, I just copy and paste it into an Email to support@flightaware.com and they get it out. I just sent this one early this morning and as you say, the kick it out. Generally when they show up, they are on every story. FA deltes the account and they go away.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
AA/US Airlines. Already kinda got the same name. I'm sure it will be one big happy family.
gearup328
Peter Steitz 1
I only hope they don't mess with my travel pass. I look forward to being able to really fly around the world.
AFA3564
Oh what a gel....who knows where it will lead?
LarryQB
LarryQB 1
How about Tim Horton getting 19M+, and how about the AA stock shooting up?
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Tim Horton?
LarryQB
LarryQB 1
Sorry... Tom Horton, CEO of AA the last almost three years
kangforpres
Paul Schiesser 1
The Onion has a funny story on the merger, "U.S. Airways and American to create World's biggest inconvenience"
noaljj
Noal Johnston 1
I don't believe the U.S. Airways Flight Crews have ever resolved the issues with America west Flight crews. I've been told the crews are kept separate. It will be interesting to see how that works out adding the American crews.
striptease
laura baker 2
If it werent for America West buying the bankrupt US airways their cocky assed pilots wouldnt have a job-The binding arbitration wasn't good enough for them-The arbitrated decision on seniority was MORE than fair.The biggest mistake Parker made was not Canning every last one of the US air pilots when they started that crap about America West not fueling their jets in a safe manner-THE UNGRATEFUL bastards-THANK GOD FOR AMERICAN BECAUSE US AIRS THEIVING UNION USAPA WILL BE RIGHT OUT THE DOOR...MAJORITY RULES REMEMBER BOYS?-THE CACTUS SHALL REJOICE !!I happen to be the wife of one of "the fairhaired boys of the west" and have been for the past 17 yrs.Hes been with AMERICA WEST FOR 24 YRS NOW.They created a winner-WE were the first to pay back their 9/11 debt and made a huge mistake keeping the us air name-An east pilot actually shoulder rammed my husband on the concourse last month !We may be fair-haired , but at least we behave like the proffesionals we are and not like a bunch of arrogant whinny schoolgirls.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
As a retired AWA employee, I have to say, that rant isn't professional behavior in my humble opinion. Surely there is a better way to get your message across.
striptease
laura baker 2
Donna youre probably right, however it's a frustrated opinion, had to get it out-Not speaking on behalf of my other half but myself.Ive worked hard my whole life also-not in the air but down here in this hell (at times) Im just sick of the unfounded arrogance that goes on , and the childish behaviour from guys we trust our lives to on a daily basis- and when it gets physical , from a complete stranger against my husband well yes perhaps Im a touch over protective .Then again Donna , I also don't believe we can "reason" with " Moslem extremists either-Kumbaya Donna-Enjoy your retirement. Im sure you've earnede it.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Laura, just checking back and for the 1st time seeing your response. I understand your frustration, I do. Hopefully realizing that just one ill mannered jerk doesn't mean the whole lot of them are of that mentality will help.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
Quit being such a realist Laura. Reasoning with madmen is gonna work one of these times. Really. Honest. Lol
preacher1
preacher1 1
I see you are in fine style today.lol
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
Well I can't say anything worthwhile about the merger, may as well give Laura a rah, rah.
striptease
laura baker 1
Thanks Wallace ! And really-What was I thinking??LOL
preacher1
preacher1 1
LOL. it will all be interesting
preacher1
preacher1 1
Laura, unless you are using a psuedonym, your last name is not Parker or Horton, and those are the fairhaired boys I was referring to.As far as the rest of your opinion, you are probably right, but in defense of the US pilots, unions do bring on the mentality that the world owes them a living and a company must give them lifetime employment. Truthfully, it kinda used to be that way to a degree but good bad or indifferent, he world changed with deregulation and junk bonds. That was the death knell for the working class.
usa55494
Henry Degraaff -1
Laura you need to chill out and get a grip. Professionals your not. LOL
preacher1
preacher1 1
I've heard the same thing. What is funny is that the unions got on the US Airways side pushing for the merger. Makes you wonder how bad it really is or if they have developed a master plan for integrating the whole thing. Parker has pulled a real coup by positioning himself to run the whole thng. It will all be very interesting.
kangforpres
Paul Schiesser 1
I hear CO and UA pilots still only fly their original CO and UA equipment and routes. US has lots of Airbus products of which no AA pilot is cetified to fly so I would expect the same thing.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, they only overlap on 12 routes so it may be a necessity that they do that. Not sure about now but AA has had Airbus in the past. That was an AB of some type that crashed up there in New Yourk, coming out of JFK about a month after 911. They may have some still qualified
kangforpres
Paul Schiesser 1
Yea the had first generation A300-600's about 30 of them the A320, A330 is much different does US have any A350's on order?
preacher1
preacher1 1
I know that AA made that humongous order last year and split it between AB & Boeing. Not sure on the delivery time but some, not sure what, are due fairly quick in order for them to get rid of some "MadDogs". That said, they are probably planning AB training anyway
kangforpres
Paul Schiesser 1
This Bloomberg story covers the order side, AA has 460 split for the new 737 Max and A320 Neo, US has 76 Airbus models on order.


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-14/amr-us-airways-affirm-plane-orders-in-push-to-refresh-fleets.html


They can't get rid of the Mad Dog fast enough, maybe Alegiant will take some and charge people $35 to bring a carry-on aboard and squeeze into a 30 inch pitch seat. But they can get you to Vegas for $49 bucks.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I pulled some reserve down there off and on after I retired. The last thing I did was a dog to ATL and back same day, the day before they filed BR. Let's just say your statement about "They can't get rid of the Mad Dog fast enough" is an understatement. They are safe but spend more than their share of shop time. Most have been remanned at TUL or at least needing the 2nd one.. Nothing but gas hogs at the least.
LarryQB
LarryQB 1
Would someone please explain to me (LarryQB@aol.com) why the AAMRQ stock has gone up so dramatically? It would seem that if the new company stock is split between AMR creditors and USAirways stockholders there would be nothing left for the current AAMRQ stockholders.
fireton
Frank Ireton 1
Two bad airlines merge to make a worse airline? Oh wait, United and Continental have already demonstrated how that works.
crownkestrel500
Javier Baez 1
But then, who's actually buying who?
comraderoger
Roger Binion 1
USAirways is technically buying AA but keeping the AA name and HQ in Dallas.

[This poster has been suspended.]

emmanuelaponte
emmanuelaponte 1
just woundering. what is up with this (Duplicate Squawk Submitted)thing?

whattissittt?
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
It's what happens when a big story hits the national news circuit. People on here hurry to their PCs, tablets, phones, etc. to try to be the one who "submitted" the story. They dont bother to check first, they just submit away. It's like some kind of badge of honor. Speaking of badges, I think your profile gets one if you submit a story, so maybe that's the motivation.
emmanuelaponte
emmanuelaponte 1
Oh ok. Yeah I've notice that some people get way too involved on here.

Is my commute home on time? Yeah that's about as how involved I get.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
There are quite a few retired airline employees from all parts of the operation in this forum. Some pilots, some dispatch, some lavatory pooper scoopers, some baggage misplacers, etc. The whole lot is represented here. There's also a lot of enthusiasts, who luckily for them, didnt actually get into the airline business, which is nothing like it used to be.
emmanuelaponte
emmanuelaponte 1
They are lucky indeed!
StymieHo
Chris Donawho -1
Wayne??? where you at? Time to serve up some crow. You and I went back and forth on this topic a year or so ago and finally, today dinner will be served. Hope your hungry!!! lol
preacher1
preacher1 1
I'll take mine well done, Chris.lol. What I really hated to see, if it had to happen, was Horton going away. The board will regret that bad. Brian, after that wx a couple weeks ago, it was wrong twice. Ya'll enlighten me. I was a thinkin' that Doug Parker had the helm of US Air when the merged with AWE, but one of these articles said he was running AWE. I have slept since then. Anybody remember?
striptease
laura baker 2
For the record , they did not "merge" with Doug Parkers America West"America West Bought US air out of Bankrupcy, keeping the more familiar U S Airways name.
bishops90
Brian Bishop 1
Glad you're rested up and back in the saddle, bud.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Yeah, we went out to KPRC late Wednesday afternoon. Came back yesterday. Got back to the house mid afternoon. Had a honey do list that lasted until about 7 last night. My old butt is draggin'. I'm glad it's Friday and hope nobody gets sick over the weekend, cause I ain't scheduled for nothing for the weekend or next week so far. They have a trip out to Dodge Cy, KS scheduled this afternoon for the King Air, back tomorrow before noon. Them boys need the time; they ain't done squat all week and bitchin about having to work Saturday. At least if one of them gets puny, there's 2 others up there that can go before me. I'm ready for the porch and coffee. It' a little cold for sweet tea out there right now.lol
bishops90
Brian Bishop 1
I hear ya bud. It's snowing here right now, so I'm looking out at my porch with a big cup of coffee!
preacher1
preacher1 1
Snowing??????????
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Horton's not going anywhere. I think Sparkie reported a lot more US Air management staying on, but I havent gotten that vibe either. A buddy of mine who manages AA's equipment stated none of his people are going away. In fact, no one is moving out of the FTW office. Horton will be Chairman, so technically, Parker will answer to him. The board steers companies in the right direction. CEO's, these days anyways, are simply puppets of the board's will. The board answers to stockholders. Management answers to the board, employees answer to management, etc.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, I can kinda agree with that but all releases that have come out have said that Horton will NON EXECUTIVE CEO and that Parker will be CEO. Horton also said himself that he is going away after all is complete, late this year or early 2014. It will all be interesting. Do you know the answer to my last question above about Parker?
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Parker was CFO at America West. When they merged with USAir, he became CEO of the combined companies. He tried to work out a merger with Delta in 2007, but that obviously didnt come to fruition. Six years later, he bagged a big buck in AAL.

Horton will serve as a Non-Executive Chairman, which means he wont have a vote. But the CEO always answers to the board members, exectutive or otherwise. Once the merger is completed, Horton will take a monumental severance package and run to the hills.

I dont blame him. This airline business has turned into too much cut-throat.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I got kinda tickled as he was talking in one of these articles about the bonus pkg being set up by the board before he took over, but I notice he didn't turn it down. I figure he will have a nice parachute and this deal is probably his last Hurrah, unles he is bad greedy. If I had that kind of $ at 51, I'd just be looking for that back porch and sweet tea, or in your case CROWN ROYAL.lol
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Wow... you know me...lol
preacher1
preacher1 1
It seems to me I saw a picture on FB some time last year of an open fridge and nothing sitting there but a bottle of crown.lol
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Breakfast of Champions my friend...
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Parker was CFO during Bill Franke's reign, and became CEO of America West when Franke's stepped down, long before the USAir merger. He became CEO 3 days prior to 9/11.
striptease
laura baker 2
Thank you Donna.Now will someone notify the east us airways boys that we bought them?
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
If you gals had motivated AWE to get some real routes and fly a little further than the crows, AWE could have kept their namesake throughout all this. Instead, your company decided to buy another airline's stature. It's cheaper that way.

I understand that America West is near and dear to your hearts. You can remind this DFW boy that you bought us too, but the side of the planes will always wear AMERICAN (without the A if we let George W. have a say in it). In fact, I bet your AWE gets filed away in the muesem too, in favor of the good ol' AAL.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Let us hope that Parker's ego to run the world's largest airline will have him leave it that way
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
No kidding! I wonder what Juan Trippe would think about all this.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
In another article, it was stated that Horton will be the non-executive chairman, i.e., he will not be an employee of the company and will not receive a salary. Horton was quoted as saying he doesn't expect to stick around more than 6-9 months.
bishops90
Brian Bishop 1
Ah, cut my ol buddy some slack. He's got enough hours in to be wrong once!
:-)
sparkie624
sparkie624 -1
Not nice to pick on someone... I was hopping for it not to happen for Americans Sake... I worked for Piedmont when they took over... Was not pretty. They called it a merger, but yeah right... News has already stated that more USAir management will be in place than American.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Wayne's a big boy. He can eat crow just like any other grown up. Neither one of these airlines can stack up against the United/Continentals or Delta/Northwests of the world. They HAD to get together in order to survive. That was the point I made over a year ago. The same is true today. Neither one of these airlines had a snowball's chance in hell of competing with the giants.

Piedmont? Sparkie, cell phones still had cords attached to giant battery packs when that happened (1987 I believe). That's like saying, "It didnt work for PanAm, so it's a bad idea."
JD345
JD345 1
I think that too often the "to merge or not to merge" debate focused on stuff like the merits of their networks and not the simple reality that the legacy airline business is going in that direction.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
When I started Piedmont a Cell Phone was hard mounted in a car... Nice thing about that was more range, but being analog was not as secure... Everyone could listen in :)
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 2
With our wonderful Patriot Act still in full force, your digital line is far from secure. lol
preacher1
preacher1 1
Yeah, I remember the floor mounts, 3 watt booster kits w/external antennas and the flip phones. We went to digital, but my wife still has her original NOKIA banana phone that she keeps in the car. It is only on when she is going somewhere and wants some help will she use it. If you call her for anything unimportant, prepare for an earful, and that is only if it happens to be on.lol
striptease
laura baker 1
Someone actually told me that Nieman Marcus is selling cell phone covers that LOOK LIKE THE 10 lb original models did-I think thats hysterical.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
LOL you can buy replicas of the giant old cell phones, with an AUX wire comeing out of it. It plugs into your iPhone or Android device in your pocket so it looks like you're using the old school phones... It's awesome.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
The banana still works???
preacher1
preacher1 1
yep. It don't hardly ever get turned on. Like I said, it lays in her console in the car and she may or may not turn it on going into town
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Gotta be 1G service on that thing.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Hey, it still works and does what she wants it to. As long as it does that, I don't have to buy her a new one.lol. I have that straightalk srvice for me, her, daughter, son & his wife. We look at the bill every now and then and there may be 2 minutes usage on her number.lol
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
LOL, same with me. Except I have all that data crap, unlimited this and that... pay a friggin fortune for it. I get the bill each month and cringe in the shadows of its enormity, then look at the actual usage, which is very little by comparison. If I didnt write that bill off for business, I could probably call it a charitible donation.
Come to think of it, it's just like my cable bill I pay each month for crap I dont watch. When I do turn on the TV, it's usually to fire up the PS3, which I dont play, but I do watch movies and BluRay on it.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I know the feeling. My boy uses the data end quite heavy, my daughter uses hers for a home phone and texting, my daughter in laws mom & dad are truck drivers and she talks to her mom about 1/2 dozen times per day. My wife has the Banana phone, I have a lil ol go phone, and still carry my lap top around with me. I got Ipass on my Inet here at the house so I can connect to it thru my local ISP from wherever I'm at. My boy has been trying to get me to go to gmail and get me an I phone with the data, but being old school, I like things the way they are.lol
hiflier32
ric lang 1
Cell phones??? I had a Panasonic that was "portable". It was the same as walking around with 2 house bricks connected to a standard handheld telephone.
hiflier32
ric lang 1
OH, yes, I also forgot to mention that along with the phone, I was also shooting 200 and a half approaches using Narco 12s and a couple of OBis
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Wow, I even forgot about that brand... Ha a fiend who had a couple of those in a PA28.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Sparkie's going to keep on tell his age here in a bit.lol. Chris, I, like Horton and others, think they could have made a go of it as an independent. At the least, I think a merger would have been better served after AA came out of BR.
striptease
laura baker 1
Kyap
Kyap 0
Hope it all works out for them, best of luck & wish them the best... Voluminous.
sparkie624
sparkie624 0
I wish them luck, and hope it goes better than the Piedmont Mainline merger a number of years ago... But then again, it is a different management team.
TedSommer
Ted Sommer 1
Don't forget PSA, and the BIG screw job we got!!!!
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
Yup... I loved that PSA Smile on the nose of the planes... That really added a great attitude.
Pilotguyr6
Pilotguyr6 0
3 Merger posts in a row... I'm not sure I know whats going on yet
pika1000
pika1000 -2
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AA and US Air Reach Tentative Agreement

Local CBS station is also reporting that a hangar here at TUL has been cleared out and chairs have been brought in for an announcement.

http://www.newson6.com/story/21143666/sources-american-and-us-airways-boards-set-to-decide-on-merger

http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Reports-American-Airlines-US-Airways-reach/V9OvS2XUJUyGpyR69zlFnA.cspx
noaljj
Noal Johnston -1
I don't believe the U.S. Airways Flight Crews have ever resolved the issues with America west Flight crews. I've been told the crews are kept separate. It will be interesting to see how that works out throwing the American crews into that mess.
airplanefreakz
kyle dunst -2
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It’s Official: American & US Airways To Merge

U.S. Airways and American have officialy announced that they will merge to form a single airline, known as "The New American."

http://bit.ly/X76XOT
iFlyGr8
iFlyGr8 -2
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US Airways & American are merging

Looks like they will keep the American name, and they will also become the world largest airline

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-american-usairways-20130214,0,5067093.story
DanBednar
Dan Bednar -2
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American, US Airways agree to merge; announcement tomorrow

American Airlines' parent company AMR and US Airways voted late Wednesday afternoon to approve a merger, which would create the world's largest airline.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/business/american-airlines-us-airways-amr-merger-doug-parker-tom-horton-191070741.html
KyleFuller
Kyle Fuller -2
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American Airlines, US Airways set for merger

The world's largest airline has been created with the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The new airline will be named "American Airlines"

http://news.msn.com/us/sources-say-american-airlines-us-airways-to-merge

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