American merger could mean higher fares, analysts warn

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  • […] American merger could mean higher fares, analysts warn | | Wilcox World Travel & Tours / American Express var _wdsb_data={"min_width":1100,"horizontal_selector":"","top_selector":"","z_index":10000000,"allow_fixed":0,"offset":{"htype":"selector","hdir":"left","hoffset":0,"vtype":"page-top","voffset":150},"limit":{"top_selector":"","top_offset":25,"bottom_selector":"","bottom_offset":25}};var _gaq=_gaq||[];_gaq.push(['_setAccount','UA-2901229-3']);_gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);_gaq.push(['_trackPageLoadTime']);(function(){var ga=document.createElement('script');ga.type='text/javascript';ga.async=true;ga.src=('https:'==document.location.protocol?'https://ssl':'http://www')+'';var s=document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga,s);})();a.pretty-link-keyword{text-decoration:none;border-bottom:1px dotted #007dc3}a.pretty-link-keyword:hover{text-decoration:underline;border-bottom:0} /**/HomeTravel DealsVolun-TOUR-ismCruise SpecialsGroup ToursBecome a Tour HostContact UsLatest NewsSearch for Travel DealsVolun-TOUR-ismAbout UsStaff DirectoryContact UsMissionary TravelSpecial Pricing InformationMissionary Travel ResourcesMissionary Travel FAQHumanitarian AidSpecial Pricing InformationHumanitarian Aid ResourcesHumanitarian Aid Travel FAQDisaster ReliefSpecial Pricing InformationDisaster Relief ResourcesDisaster Relief Travel FAQGroup ToursView Current ToursBecome a Tour HostGroup Tour FAQGroup Tour RegistrationsVacation TravelAmerican Express Pay With PointsCruisesCruise SpecialsSandals and Beaches ResortsHoneymoons and WeddingsDelta VacationsUnited Airlines Vacations« Airports develop plans for diversions, tarmac delays |{width:130px} American merger could mean higher fares, analysts warn |“US Airways is in a position where if it doesn’t merge, it’s going to die,” says Joshua Schank, president of the Eno Center for Transportation. “They saw this bankruptcy as an opportunity, and they’re taking advantage of it.”And, Schank warns, “you’re likely to see a bump in the cost of travel,” particularly on flights between hubs served by US Airways and American such as Phoenix, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas.If the airlines merge, the combined carrier would be called American Airlines and be based in American’s home of Fort Worth, according to Capt. Dave Bates, president of the Allied Pilots Association. Posted in Latest NewsComments are closed.« Airports develop plans for diversions, tarmac delays | AirTicket.comSearch Wilcox Travel […]

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