From Houston Chronicle today. AMR-USAirways: The next airline merger? On a conference call today, Tom Horton, the president of American’s parent company, hinted that American could be looking for a dance partner, according to SkyTalk’s Andrea Ahles. In response to a question by TheStreet.com’s Ted Reed, Horton said that he believes there could be “further consolidation” in the U.S. airline industry.“Does that include you?” Reed asked. “Yeah, it could,” Horton said. http://blog.chron.com/lorensteffy/2011/10/amr-usairways-the-next-airline-merger/ I for one am hoping against the potential of a US-AMR merger - there is no product/culture value in US Airways that I see from a longtime American Frequent Flyer perspective.