US Airways http://wfae.org en American Airlines Reports Record Profit After Merger http://wfae.org/post/american-airlines-reports-record-profit-after-merger <p>In its first quarter after merging, the combined American Airlines and US Airways reported record profits, despite brutal winter weather.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:10:53 +0000 Ben Bradford 49649 at http://wfae.org American Airlines Reports Record Profit After Merger US Airways Cancels Half Of Flights Due To Storm http://wfae.org/post/us-airways-cancels-half-flights-due-storm <p>US Airways is already canceling flights from Charlotte today, in anticipation of the weather. The airline has canceled more than half of its 640 planned departures from Charlotte-Douglas International airport today.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:46:23 +0000 Ben Bradford 44916 at http://wfae.org US Airways Cancels Half Of Flights Due To Storm Airline Merger Creates Few Immediate Changes At CLT http://wfae.org/post/airline-merger-creates-few-immediate-changes-clt <p>US Airways and American Airlines officially merged Monday to create the world’s largest airline. Charlotte’s airport, a current US Airways hub, will become the second-busiest in the new airline’s network but customers and employees are not expected to see immediate changes.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:16:25 +0000 Ben Bradford 40768 at http://wfae.org Airline Merger Creates Few Immediate Changes At CLT Charlotte Airport To Remain Major Hub For New American Airlines http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-airport-remain-major-hub-new-american-airlines <p>Charlotte's airport will remain a major hub for U.S. Airways for at least three years after the company merges with American Airlines. That's part of a settlement the airlines reached with the Justice Department and state attorneys general today, which had sued to block the merger.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:31:38 +0000 Michael Tomsic 39104 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Airport To Remain Major Hub For New American Airlines US Airways Says 'Yes' To iPads, Phones, E-Readers Inflight http://wfae.org/post/us-airways-says-yes-ipads-phones-e-readers-inflight <p>Go ahead and keep that tablet or e-reader <em>on</em> during your next US Airways flight.</p><p>Beginning today, the airline that operates more than 90 percent of flights out of Charlotte Douglas International will allow use of portable electronic devices from start to finish on flights.&nbsp; Cell phone calls will not be allowed in flight, but customers will no longer be chided by flight attendants to turn off and stow small devices.&nbsp; Anything weighing over two pounds will still need to go overhead or under the seat during takeoff and landing.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:17:44 +0000 Julie Rose 38778 at http://wfae.org US Airways Says 'Yes' To iPads, Phones, E-Readers Inflight CLT Runway Changes Prompt Noise Complaints, Higher Costs http://wfae.org/post/clt-runway-changes-prompt-noise-complaints-higher-costs <p>A federal decision to limit take-off and landing on one of Charlotte Douglas International's four runways has caused a sudden decrease in the airport's capacity and a spike in noise complaints from neighborhoods to the north. &nbsp;The change may also accelerate plans for a <em>new </em>runway.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:25:18 +0000 Julie Rose 34114 at http://wfae.org Airlines' Attorney: DOJ Got Merger Lawsuit 'Very Wrong' http://wfae.org/post/airlines-attorney-doj-got-merger-lawsuit-very-wrong <p>Attorneys for US Airways and American Airlines say they won't make the first move to settle a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice attempting to block the airlines from merging.</p><p>The Justice Department contends the merger will make it easier for the remaining mega-airlines – Delta, United and American – to cooperate on prices, rather than compete. &nbsp;That means airfares will go up and service will decline, warns the lawsuit. &nbsp;But an attorney for US Airways and American, Rich Parker, says the DOJ is "very wrong."</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:43:42 +0000 Julie Rose 33340 at http://wfae.org Explainer: Justice Department Sues To Block US Airways Merger http://wfae.org/post/explainer-justice-department-sues-block-us-airways-merger <p>Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Justice Department is suing to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, because of antitrust concerns. That merger would create the nation’s largest airline, and has been in the works since February. WFAE’s Ben Bradford joined All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey for an overview of what it means</p><div> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:23:11 +0000 Ben Bradford 33259 at http://wfae.org Explainer: Justice Department Sues To Block US Airways Merger Charlotte Rejects Airport Compromise http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-rejects-airport-compromise <p>RALEIGH A leading House Republican said Monday night that lawmakers will introduce a new proposal for the Charlotte airport this week after city leaders essentially rejected their proposal for a joint study commission.</p><p>The new proposal could make creation of a new airport authority more likely.</p><p>“I’m astounded,” Rep. Ruth Samuelson said of the city’s reaction. “I’m deeply, deeply disappointed. We made a good faith, unprecedented (offer). We’re done offering a study.”</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:55:06 +0000 Jim Morrill 30960 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Rejects Airport Compromise Report: US Airways Merger Could Increase Prices, Jeopardize Charlotte-Douglas http://wfae.org/post/report-us-airways-merger-could-increase-prices-jeopardize-charlotte-douglas <p>The merger of US Airways and American Airlines could have a greater impact than those airlines have previously stated, both on airline prices and on Charlotte’s status as a hub for US Airways traffic, according to a new government analysis of the merger.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:23:42 +0000 Ben Bradford 29863 at http://wfae.org Report: US Airways Merger Could Increase Prices, Jeopardize Charlotte-Douglas