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September 21, 2000
* The Senate Commerce Committee approved by voice vote a resolution opposing UAL Corp.'s proposed purchase of US Airways Group Inc. The resolution, which now goes to the full Senate, expresses the view that the deal would not be in the public interest. The deal's approval rests with the Justice Department, with help from transportation regulators.
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November 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would back the $11-billion combination under an agreement that the airlines give up dozens of gates at major hubs including New York, Washington and Los Angeles. Both sides heralded the agreement as a boon to consumers because those gates must be auctioned off to low-cost competitors.
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BUSINESS
July 11, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc.'s top two executives said Tuesday that they won't recommend that board members sell the airline in pieces after the breakdown of an acquisition by UAL Corp.'s United Airlines. Some rivals had made unsolicited inquiries about buying parts of the airline, Chairman Stephen Wolf and Chief Executive Rakesh Gangwal said in a statement. The two said they want to reassure workers "because the uncertainty regarding a potential breakup weighs heavily on our employees."
BUSINESS
July 11, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc.'s top two executives said Tuesday that they won't recommend that board members sell the airline in pieces after the breakdown of an acquisition by UAL Corp.'s United Airlines. Some rivals had made unsolicited inquiries about buying parts of the airline, Chairman Stephen Wolf and Chief Executive Rakesh Gangwal said in a statement. The two said they want to reassure workers "because the uncertainty regarding a potential breakup weighs heavily on our employees."
BUSINESS
August 29, 1997 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc. tentatively agreed to turn over most of its internal computer systems to Sabre Group Holdings Inc. in what the companies called a "multibillion-dollar" agreement that would span at least a decade. US Airways said a final agreement could be reached in 90 days. Within two years, Sabre would manage all of US Airways' computerized airport check-in, aircraft and crew scheduling and electronic ticketing systems. Sabre, a unit of Fort Worth-based AMR Corp.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would back the $11-billion combination under an agreement that the airlines give up dozens of gates at major hubs including New York, Washington and Los Angeles. Both sides heralded the agreement as a boon to consumers because those gates must be auctioned off to low-cost competitors.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1999 | Bloomberg News
* US Airways Group Inc. said it reached a tentative agreement with the Machinists union in an attempt to avert a possible strike this weekend. Contract talks for 7,500 mechanics and cleaners at the sixth-largest U.S. airline started 3 1/2 years ago.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc. said problems with its computerized reservation and ticketing system will be "99% fixed" by the end of this week, after causing flight delays and long lines this month. The delays began March 4 when the Tempe, Ariz.-based airline tried to combine its computerized system with that of America West Holdings Corp.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
AMR Corp.'s American Airlines boosted most domestic round-trip fares by $20 to offset rising fuel costs, matching Delta Air Lines Inc. UAL Corp.'s United Airlines, Continental Airlines Inc., Northwest Airlines Corp. and US Airways Group Inc. said they hadn't adopted the increase.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2006 | From Reuters
Verizon Communications Inc. is canceling its Airfone in-flight phone service on commercial airliners by the end of the year, spokesman Jim Pilcher said. The decision affects about 1,000 airplanes operated by Continental Airlines Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., US Airways Group Inc. and UAL Corp.'s United Airlines, he said.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2000
* The Senate Commerce Committee approved by voice vote a resolution opposing UAL Corp.'s proposed purchase of US Airways Group Inc. The resolution, which now goes to the full Senate, expresses the view that the deal would not be in the public interest. The deal's approval rests with the Justice Department, with help from transportation regulators.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1997 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc. tentatively agreed to turn over most of its internal computer systems to Sabre Group Holdings Inc. in what the companies called a "multibillion-dollar" agreement that would span at least a decade. US Airways said a final agreement could be reached in 90 days. Within two years, Sabre would manage all of US Airways' computerized airport check-in, aircraft and crew scheduling and electronic ticketing systems. Sabre, a unit of Fort Worth-based AMR Corp.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2005 | From Associated Press
A Florida jury rejected claims by a former flight attendant that her health problems were caused by exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke aboard airliners. The Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury rejected claims by Lorraine Swaty that her chronic sinusitis was caused by smoke during her 20 years as an attendant for US Airways Group Inc.
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