american airlines

What the American-US Airways Merger Will Mean for You

Now that the merger between American Airlines and US Airways is officially happening, travelers are sure to wonder how it will affect them. George Horbica, founder of Airfarewatchdog, tells us what to expect from the world's soon-to-be biggest airline.

Market Minute: US Airways and American Airlines Look Set for Merger

US Airways and AMR are in the final stages of negotiating a merger, with final price and management structure still to be resolved. A combined American-US Airways would have revenue of $38.69 billion based on 2012 figures, in front of current world No. 1 United Continental Holdings.

Travelers Tired of the Unfriendly Skies Should Skip These Airlines

Air travelers will encounter all the usual struggles this holiday season: confusing ticket prices and hidden fees; crying babies and misbehaving children; lost bags and delayed flights. But there's one thing they can avoid, if they pick the right airlines: rude employees.

Delta Air Lines Buys 49 Percent Stake in Virgin Atlantic

Delta Air Lines said it will buy almost half of Virgin Atlantic for $360 million as it seeks a bigger share of the lucrative New York-to-London travel market. Landing rights at London's Heathrow Airport are limited, and the deal is a way for Delta to expand its foothold there.

Northeast Air Travel Still Stalled, Thousands of Flights Cancelled

Hurricane Sandy grounded more than 18,000 flights, and it will be days before travel gets back to normal. Authorities closed the three big New York airports, and the ripple effects from the shutdown of the nation's busiest airspace are dramatically affecting travelers in cities far and wide.

Back-Door Deals: 5 Ways to Save Big by Outwitting Big Companies

Shhhhh ... we have a few savings secrets to share, and they have nothing to do with coupons, daily deals or bargain bins. Brad Wilson of deal-hunting site Bradsdeals.com clues us in to these back-door ways to save that retailers probably don't want you to know.

How to Outwit the Airlines and Score a Cheap Flight

Plane tickets are costing 12% to 15% more this summer, and that's before you tack on luggage fees, taxes, charges for on-board meals, and other extras. But with a little flexibility and creativity, you can still land a good deal.

The 10 Well-Known Brands That Will Disappear in 2013

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. compiles a list of 10 brands it predicts will disappear in the near-term. Their list of those fated to vanish in 2011 proved to be fairly prescient. Which old familiar names may soon be gone? Read on ...

Can One-Way Tickets Save You Money on Airfare?

Although it often requires a little more patience and time, booking one-way tickets separately rather than buying a standard round-trip ticket can offer better control over both price and itinerary.

American Airlines' Flight Out of Bankruptcy Gets Bumpier

American Airlines executives hoping to bring the deficit-riddled carrier out of bankruptcy want to trim about 13,000 jobs. They left their unions' counteroffer sitting on the tarmac. Will the two sides ever be able to meet in the middle?

American Airlines Bankruptcy: How It Will Affect You

Flying during the holidays is a harrowing experience at best, and on Tuesday, American Airlines' customers got another thing to worry about when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As the airline prepares to massively restructure itself, will its customers be left at the gate?

5 Companies That Are Still Losing Money

The economy may be ugly for workers, but most companies are making money. In fact, many Wall Street darlings are checking in with record profits. Then again, most doesn't mean all. Here are five notable companies that are losing money this year -- and possibly beyond.

Southwest Remains No. 1 for Airline Customer Service

The American Customer Satisfaction Index's annual report on airlines showed Southwest still on top of the rankings, and far ahead of No. 2 Continental. Southwest even improved its score, a rare bright spot in an industry that came in last overall in customer satisfaction among those the ACSI rates.

Airline Stocks Despite Travel Alert

Despite the State Department issuing a travel alert Sunday following the killing of infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Wall Street analysts expect airline stocks to continue their upward ride Monday.

The Latest Airline Up-Sell: Direct Flights

The next time you book a flight with a connection, keep your cellphone handy with the ringer as loud as it%u2019ll go %u2014 you could get a call for a cheap up-sell on a direct fare.

Will Higher Airfares Ground More Flyers?

Cathay's Tony Tyler explains that when airlines last raised fares in 2008, most travelers kept right on flying. But as Mideast upheavals send oil prices skyward and airlines hike fares again to compensate, the impact on the industry's bottom line could be quite different.

Dallas-Area Companies Go Whole Hog for Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV will set records both for stadium attendance and for event fund-raising, and North Texas corporations haven't been shy to put out the welcome mat for their favored clients. How much will communities and local businesses score from the big game?

Airlines and Online Ticket Sites: Altered Flight Patterns

New technology is leading to changes in business relationships between airlines and online ticketing sites. It'll take a while for the new landscape to settle down, but the near-term result could be potential windfalls for some carriers -- and confusion for air travelers.

While Airlines Are Profiting Again, Fliers Are Suffering

Of all the industries that have achieved record profits recently, none have posted more remarkable results than the airline industry. For the first time in a decade, the industry is on a glide path to profitability -- but it's getting there by squeezing its customers.