US Department of Justice Gets a Cranky Jackass Award for Its Lawsuit to Stop the US Airways/American Merger

US Department of Justice Gets a Cranky Jackass Award for Its Lawsuit to Stop the US Airways/American Merger

The shock of the year was delivered yesterday when the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it was suing to stop the merger between American and US Airways from going ahead. While I think everyone figured that there would be some concessions required at slot-restricted Washington/National airport, nobody predicted … Read the post

Topic of the Week: Should American Have to Give Up Slots in Washington?

Topic of the Week: Should American Have to Give Up Slots in Washington?

American and US Airways leaders were on Capitol Hill this week talking about the virtues of the merger. One area where there has been speculation that the airlines might have to make concessions is at heavily-restricted Washington/National airport. US Airways already holds a majority of slots, and now with American … Read the post

American’s New Senior Leadership Team Looks a Lot Like US Airways and America West Before That

American’s New Senior Leadership Team Looks a Lot Like US Airways and America West Before That

Yesterday, American announced its new post-US Airways merger senior management team, and the result is pretty much as I had expected. Actually, scratch that. It’s as I had hoped it would be. Let me explain what I mean by that.

See, I figured that … Read the post

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on Important Product Features, Asia, and oneworld (Part 2)

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on Important Product Features, Asia, and oneworld (Part 2)

Yesterday, I posted the first half of my interview with current US Airways CEO Doug Parker. We talked most about employee communication, but today, I post the second half which is more about the customer experience, and what we might expect from the new American Airlines when he takes … Read the post

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on The Importance of Employee Communications (Part 1)

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on The Importance of Employee Communications (Part 1)

Last week, I had the chance to interview current US Airways CEO Doug Parker. As we all know, he’ll be running the new American Airlines when the merger closes at some point in the third quarter of this year. It ended up being a good 20 minute conversation, so I … Read the post

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