How airline merger might benefit Chicago

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    http://blogs.suntimes.com/backtalk/2012/07/after_months_of_brushing_aside.html

    Here's how US Airways President Scott Kirby says a proposed merger between his airline and American Airlines could benefit Chicago.

    In a meeting of Kirby, US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and representatives of American unions with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Tuesday, Kirby said Chicago could gradually lose American as a major competitor with United and Delta because mergers have made those airlines significantly bigger.

    An American-US Airways merger would create a third major competitor in Chicago, which in theory would lead to more competitive fares and better service, he said. As it is, American has been downsizing in Chicago by flying smaller and smaller airplanes, he said.

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    ......has this really ever happened?:confused:
     
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