LINK. "We're not opposed to consolidation in the industry, and I wouldn't rule it out for American as things develop," Horton told the Tribune editorial board Thursday. But the timing is not right, he said. "I think it would be tremendously unwise to get distracted with talk of combination inside a restructuring," he said. As it reorganizes, American will likely undertake some "refinements" and "trimming" to its flight schedule atO'Hare International Airportthe next few months, but cutbacks will be "very modest" because airline officials consider the airport one of its hubs for expansion, Horton said. "The plan here will be growth, not to shrink," he said.