It’s Probably Official

The Dallas Morning News reports that the merger between US Airways and American Airlines will be announced tomorrow morning at 7:30AM CST:

The plan is to announce the deal in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, followed by a 7:30 a.m. CST call with the analyst community, a Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport press conference in mid-morning, a 1 p.m. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport presentation to AA employees, with the video and audio broadcast to other locations.

Doug Parker will run the combined airline.

Online Travel Review reminds us that consolidation is inevitable.  View from the Wing has some guesses for how AAdvantage might end up.  AA’s systemwide upgrade policy was not long for this world as it was.

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