Landing a mega-merger: The last days of US Airways

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  1. sobore
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    On Oct. 17, at 12:01 a.m., the Web site of US Airways will go dark. The airline’s reservation system will power down. Hours later, its last flight, a red-eye from San Francisco, will kiss the runway in Philadelphia. With that, US Airways will disappear as a brand. And its tens of thousands of employees and 655 planes will enter an unknown new world — that of American Airlines.

    Over the past 15 years in the United States, a burst of airline mergers has created a group of mega-airlines, including American, that rank as four of the world’s five largest by passengers carried. But combining airlines has proved difficult and at times created fresh complications for harried travelers. While some of the mergers have worked well, others — particularly between United and Continental — have required constant triage, resulting in tech malfunctions and recurring, headache-inducing delays and flight cancellations.

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    Two fascinating things: That in 2015, the end of a company is often measured by when its website goes dark; and that this particular merger seems to be going so smoothly that neither IF nor TOBB has much more than "shrug" posts about it.
     

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