Report: U.S. Airways Once Again Considering A Merger Marriage, This Time With American

It hasn’t even been two years since U.S. Airways called off its pre-nuptial pillow talk with United Airlines, opting instead to remain single. And while it hasn’t rebounded as quickly as its spurned beau, who ran off with that Continental cad only a few shot months later, a new report says that U.S. Airlines is considering the possibility of a happily ever after ending with American Airlines.

According to Bloomberg News, in addition to their complimentary names, a merger between the two airlines could help both by using U.S. Airways’ domestic routes to feed travelers to American hubs for international travel.

Even though it’s technically the bigger airline of the two, American became a target for takeover when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November. And according to the Bloomberg report, the folks at U.S. Airways have been considering the takeover without having any discussions thus far with the execs at American.

Only a few years ago, American was the largest of the major domestic carriers. However, the mergers of Delta with Northwest and United with Continental have pushed it to the number three spot on the list.

US Airways Said to Consider American Airlines Merger to Fill Revenue Gap [Bloomberg]

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