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A year later, American Airlines merger or go-it-alone plans coming soon

Excerpt from Dallas Morning News

Nov 25, 2012 6:11 am

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With US Airways’ nondisclosure agreement set to expire late this week and a lot of American’s labor issues nearing resolution, American’s strategic plans could get an airing very soon.

— Dennis Schaal

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On bankruptcy anniversary, American Airlines' strategic direction may be divulged soon. / American Airlines


As the sun began to rise over New York City last Nov. 29, lawyers for American Airlines Inc. electronically filed the necessary papers to launch the largest bankruptcy case ever of a U.S. airline.

A year later, American, parent AMR Corp. and their various subsidiaries have come a long way in remaking the Fort Worth-based carrier.

Officials have almost finished their rewriting of labor contracts. The aircraft fleet is almost set. They almost know what the airline will look like after bankruptcy.

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