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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Airline Mergers

Will US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines merge? That has been subject of much speculation for the past year and was heightened last November when US Airways made a formal merger proposal that would put its management in charge of the combined carrier.

While this might make corporate sense I am not keen about reducing the competition by another player. With consolidation we will most likely see a reduction in flights between some cities. This reduced lift will drive up prices. A double whammy for the traveler!

What are your thoughts on airline mergers and consolidations?  Let the Travel Professor know!