November 12, 2013 |
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.
September 22, 1999 |
* 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.
March 15, 2007 |
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.
November 29, 2007 |
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.
June 27, 2006 |
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.
May 4, 2005 |
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.