The merger of US Airways and American Airlines to form the largest airline in the world is expected to close in the third fiscal quarter of 2013, following necessary legal and regulatory approval. Once the merger is complete, staff and retirees from the two companies will become employees and retirees of the new American Airlnes.
Company headquarters will be in Dallas-Fort Worth, but the company expects to keep a significant administrative presence in the current US Airways HQ of Phoenix.
Employees and retirees of the merged entity will have flight benefits allowing us to travel non-rev on an enlarged network of domestic and global destinations including the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and South America. But until the merge closes US Airways people will enjoy an interim reciprocal non-revenue travel agreement with American Airlines that offers deep discounts on already low ZED fares.
American’s Tom Horton, left, and US Airways CEO Doug Parker as they announce the two airlines will merge.
Using travel benefits
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The new AA
This is the website for retirees from US Airways and the associated companies that helped build it into one of the best airlines in North America. Soon, as the new American Airlines, we will be part of the largest airline in the world.
In these pages you’ll find information to help you best use the wonderful benefits you receive as a US Airways retiree.
You'll also find information about your friends and colleagues from US Airways; about the various chapters of the national US Airways Retirees organization; about ideas for trips to take and places to stay while you are using those flight benefits -- the best in the aviation industry.
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