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AMR pilots back AA-US Airways merger

Pilots and CEO met yesterday to discuss bankruptcy emergence

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), the union that makes up American Airlines’ (AA) pilots, announced yesterday that it supports a merger between AA and US Airways.

The pilots and the CEO of AMR Corp., AA’s parent company, met yesterday to discuss the best approach for the airline to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the meeting, CEO Tom Horton pitched to the pilots a plan to emerge from bankruptcy as an independent carrier. But the pilots were unsold.


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