Our Mission Statement

The American Airlines Retirees Committee (AMRRC) was formed by the retirees of American Airlines, for the retirees, to provide representation for all work groups at American Airlines past, present, or future.. As an organization, we will create the affiliations and partnerships necessary to gather the communication and education needed to ensure each and every retiree’s interests are protected. We are committed to being one voice for many faces.

You're Invited to Williamsburg

The American Airlines Retiree Clubs and Organizations Committee and the Three Diamond Society have extended an invitation (see below) to all AA retirees (and future retirees) to attend a presentation by John McDonald, American Airlines Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Thursday evening, April 10, 2014, in Williamsburg, Virginia, titled " The New American Airlines - An Update".

As retirees, it is important that we maintain an on-going relationship and dialogue with the Leadership of American Airlines.

We strongly encourage you to attend this presentation to learn more about the New American Airlines.

See you there!

Dear Fellow American Airlines Retirees and Members of the Three Diamond Society, The Grey Eagles, The Kiwi Club, Golden Wings, National Vanguards and the TWA Seniors Club,

On April 8 – 10, 2014, the Three Diamond Society will be hosting its Annual Convention in Williamsburg, VA. Thursday evening, April 10, 2014, Mr. John McDonald, American Airlines, Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, will be speaking on the topic “The New American Airlines – An Update”.

You and your fellow Retirees (including future Retirees) are invited to join us and be a part of this exciting evening.

This is one of the very first opportunities you will have to share your praises and concerns about the many challenges and changes, both short term and long term, impacting you as a Retiree. It’s also a great opportunity to show your on-going support and loyalty to the company to which you dedicated so many years of your life in making it the best airline in the world. And, today, many of you still support and promote American Airlines through your community involvement.

American Airlines has been granted permission to video Mr. McDonald’s remarks which are to be shared with Retirees throughout the American Airlines system. It is extremely important we maximize our attendance for this event. We strongly encourage you and your colleagues to accept our invitation and join us Thursday evening, April 10th.

Your official invitation accompanies this letter with an overview of the event, air and ground transportation information and details for making dinner / hotel reservations.

American Airlines Retiree Clubs and Organizations Committee
Jock Bethune, Charles Ashcraft – Three Diamond Society, Captain Bruce Ott – The Grey Eagles, Jane Haag – The Kiwi Club, George Keller – Golden Wings, Tony Priebe – National Vanguards, and Francine Daino - TWA Seniors Club



“The New American Airlines: An Update”


with John McDonald, American Airlines, Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Thursday evening - April 10, 2014 - 5:30PM Social Hour - 7:00PM Dinner
The Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 105 Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Hosted by The Three Diamond Society in association with The Grey Eagles, The Kiwi Club, Golden Wings, National Vanguards and The TWA Seniors Club

Mr. McDonald’s responsibilities include media relations, employee communications, social media, community relations, crisis management and all merger-related integration management communications. He has previously held corporate communications positions with - US Airways Group, United Airlines, General Motors, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications and Trans World Airlines where he began his airline career as a TWA flight attendant in the late 1980’s.


Air Transportation:

Richmond (RIC) from CLT, DFW, LGA, MIA, ORD and PHL Norfolk (ORF) from CLT, DFW, JFK, LGA, MIA, and PHL Newport News (PHF) from CLT, PHL


Ground Transportation:

Rental Car (best rates via Jetnet)


Hotel Reservations: 1-800-HISTORY (447-8679)

Dinner Reservation (Required by Monday, April 7) - $47.96 per person.

Please make check payable to Three Diamond Society and send to Jock Bethune, 2209 Mediterranean Avenue, Arlington, TX 76011-2614

QUESTIONS? Please contact Jock Bethune at bethune2@flash.net 817-274-1792 home 817-723-6650 cell

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AMRRC Briefing



The AMRRC has joined with other retiree groups and continues the campaign to try to generate letters to American Airlines management concerning the new travel policy announced on a January 2, 2014.

This week we are starting the Two Times Two Campaign in hopes of getting more letters and more awareness among retirees and active employees about the Company decision to devalue retiree travel in every category and aspect for current and all future AA retirees. We hope to get retirees and active employees to write two letters during the next two weeks and recruit two friends to also write two letters. The letters should ask that the company reinstate equity and parity in the travel policy between active employees and retirees as was the case in the travel policy prior to January 2, 2014 and as was the travel policy for retiree travel in the decades prior to this merger. AMRRC believes that it is imperative for the company to take input from retirees, unions, and employees concerning travel policy. Make sure the company hears your voice. Your future pass travel depends on it whether you are a current retiree or an active employee with dreams of traveling during your retirement years!

In addition, we are asking that everyone, both retirees and active employees who value future retirement travel send a copy of their letters both to senior management and to this email: AMRRCretireetravel@gmail.com

We plan to bind these letters into book form and send to Doug Parker. We feel that it is important for the Company to understand that we are a unified group in this undertaking with the ability to rally support among various former employee groups.

Sadly, should the Company continue with their January 2 proposal concerning travel policy, current and future retirees will have fewer D1s than active employees in 2015. Retirees will also have a lower boarding priority, with this policy mandating ALL ACTIVE EMPLOYEES AND ALL OF THEIR ELIGIBLE TRAVELER/DEPENDENTS in the D2 category will go ahead of retirees who will be designated D2R. And, retirees will have 50% fewer D3s than active employees, which results in retirees with 66% fewer D3 passes than previous years with retiree D3 passes now down to only 4 round trip D3 passes.

Please join us in the Two Times Two Campaign!

Here are addresses for both email and postal mail.

Here are email addresses for
Doug Parker CEO douglas.parker@usairways.com
Scott Kirby, President Scott.kirby@usairways.com,
Elise Eberwein Elise.eberwein@usairways.com,
Cindi Simone Cindy.simone@usairways.com

And the two postal mail addresses are:

Attn: Doug Parker CEO
American Airlines
4333 Amon Carter Blvd
Fort Worth TX 76155,
Attn: American Airlines
PO Box 619616
DFW Airport TX 75261-9616

Don’t forget, we are asking that everyone send a copy of their letters to this email: AMRRCretireetravel@gmail.com

This AMRRC Gmail account allows us to get copies of these letters, then to make copies of the letters and bind them together into a booklet to send to Doug Parker and to hand to VP John MacDonald who is speaking at the upcoming convention of retiree groups on April 10 in Williamsburg, Va. This is the convention we brought to your attention in last week’s AMRRC briefing.

To your left is an invitation to the convention and all the information needed to book the trip to the convention. We would love it if retirees and future retirees would attend. Besides an opportunity to demonstrate our unity to VP MacDonald and ask him questions, Williamsburg is a delightful destination!

On another topic,

there was new discussion concerning retiree medical benefits in Judge Lane’s courtroom on March 18, 2014.

Although the retiree medical benefit case was not on the docket for that day, American Airlines attorney Stephen Karotkin brought up the adversarial motion. Here is information as it appeared in the Dallas Morning News on March 19, 2014.


We have more details on court discussion of American Airlines retiree benefits By Terry Maxon,tmaxon@dallasnews.com,10:36 pm on March 19, 2014

Having read a transcript of Tuesday’s hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, we have a better understanding of what went on when American Airlines discussed its intent to quit paying for retiree health and life insurance.

American attorney Stephen Karotkin told Judge Sean Lane that the carrier had notified the attorney for the Committee of Retired Employees about its intent. The airline “intends to shift the cost of retiree health and life insurance coverage to the retirees in the next several months,” said Karotkin, an attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, American’s lead bankruptcy counsel.

“There will be more than a reasonable transition period, your honor, to implement the program so that those retirees who desire will have more than ample time to sign up for the new program and maintain coverage. We believe this is entirely consistent with the plan of reorganization,” he told Lane. American had filed an adversary proceeding in mid-2012 in its bankruptcy case. It sought a ruling that it had the right to change its retiree programs unilaterally. The last hearing was on Jan. 23, 2013, and the judge has not yet ruled.

“Well, isn’t this sub judice in front of me?” Lane asked Karotkin. That means that it was still under judicial consideration.

Karotkin acknowledge that it was indeed sub judice, “but we believe that notwithstanding the fact that the litigation is before you, that the debtors do have the right to make these changes.” “I realize that that matter has been pending for some time, and I have a draft decision actually sitting on my desk,” Lane stated.

“Am I right in saying that if you prevail on summary judgment, then you have the right,” Lane continued, “but if you don’t prevail on summary judgment, then you don’t have the right? Would that be a correct statement of how the interaction between the adversary proceeding and what you want to do now?” “We believe even if we don’t prevail on summary judgment, we have the right consistent with the plan to do that,” Karotkin said. In that case, he suggested, the attorney for the retirees’ committee, Catherine Steege, could challenge American’s interpretation of what it could do.

“To the extent she doesn’t believe we have the right to do that, there would be sufficient time for her to come into this court and ask relief from your honor to prevent us from doing that,” Karotkin said. “Her view is it’s not consistent with the litigation. Our view is it still is consistent with the litigation.” Steege was not at Tuesday’s hearing. In fact, the issue of retiree benefits wasn’t on the agenda. Karotkin brought it up near the end of the 41-minute hearing.

The judge indicated that his staff had been in contact with attorneys about the issue. “Well, I think my chambers had reached out to ask whether the pending litigation was still relevant in light of developments and was told yes.”

Judge Lane stated the issue in dispute is whether the retiree rights have vested. If the rights have vested under federal law, that could prevent American from unilaterally changing the benefits. So the judge asked Karotkin when American intended to make the changes. Several months, Karotkin replied, according to the transcript. Plenty of time for Steege to fight it, Karotkin suggested. “The only other thing I will tell you is that we have renewed settlement discussions with the retirement committee,” Karotkin said. ”Hopefully, we can resolve the issue. But in the meantime, this is costing the company $10 million a month.”

Judge Lane then made it clear that his ruling was imminent. “It is my intent to issue something shortly, within the next week or two, and I mention that so that people don’t have to engage in litigation not knowing what the time frame is,” Lane stated.” End of article

As we receive more information on the retiree benefits case, we will post it here in our briefings. In the meantime, please continue to write and send your letters to senior management demanding the return of retiree travel benefits, and send a copy of all past and current correspondence sent to AA concerning retiree travel to AMRRCretireetravel@gmail.com. Please consider going to the convention on April 10 in Williamsburg.

Untitled Document


The untold story of American Airlines' big payout
By Shawn Tully; Fortune ~ Apr 10, 2014

Fleet size won’t change much for American Airlines and US Airways in 2014, but there’s a lot of moving going on
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Apr 09, 2014

Retirees’ attorney: Hey, judge, American Airlines can’t unilaterally cut off our health benefits (and we’re not really talking settlement)
By Terry Maxon tmaxon@dallasnews.com April 8, 2014

American Airlines says weather hurt first quarter results
By Karen Jacobs; Reuters ~ Apr 08, 2014

Delta Rolls Out Wi-Fi On First International Aircraft
By Sean Broderick; Aviation Week ~ Mar 26, 2014

Exclusive: Boeing U.S. tanker program seen $1 billion over budget
By Andrea Shalal; Reuters ~ Mar 21, 2014

Bankruptcy judge says he’s preparing to rule on American Airlines retiree issue
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Mar 18, 2014

Delta plane loses wing panel in flight
By Gabrielle Levy; United Press International ~ Mar 17, 2014

CEO says American Airlines got $381 million for airport rights in New York, DC
By David Koenig, AP; Daily Reporter ~ Mar 10, 2014

Boeing Will Freeze 68,000 Nonunion Workers’ Pensions by 2016
By Julie Johnsson; Bloomberg ~ Mar 06, 2014

Delta spells out miles needed to earn free flights
By David Koenig, AP; Star Tribune ~ Mar 06, 2014

Delta plans $925 million in 2014 pension contributions
By Timothy Pollard; Pensions & Investments ~ Feb 24, 2014

Employee upset about changes at American Airlines
By Brittany Jeffers; Fox23 ~ Feb 20, 2014

Top American Airlines execs do okay on stock sales
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Feb 18, 2014

Delta pays out highest-ever profit-sharing to employees
United Press International ~ Feb 17, 2014

The New American Airlines Goes for the Gold
By Jack Willoughby; Barron’s ~ Feb 15, 2014

American Airlines CEO nets $13.4M in stock sale
By David Koenig; Associated Press ~ Feb 14, 2014

American Airlines’ passenger traffic and capacity rose in January
By Sheryl Jean; The Dallas Morning News ~ Feb 10, 2014

AMR shareholders benefit as American Airlines stock soars
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Feb 07, 2014

American Airlines plans to expand economy seats with more legroom to US Airways planes
By David Koenig, AP; StarTribune ~ Feb 08, 2014

Delta Air Lines names new chief operating officer
From Associated Press; WDEF ~ Feb 08, 2014

Pilot shortage forces Delta to bring back furloughed pilots
From Staff; Jacksonville Business Journal ~ Feb 04, 2014

Delta Urges US Senators To Keep Oil Export Ban
Airwise ~ Jan 31, 2014

American Airlines Has $10 Billion Burning a Hole in Its Pocket
By Justin Bachman; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Jan 28, 2014

American Airlines Raises New CEO's Pay
By Susan Carey; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jan 27, 2014

American Airlines to shut Pittsburgh flight-operations center with 600 employees after merger
From The Associated Press; Daily Journal ~ Jan 25, 2014

American Airlines Group to workers: Here’s $150 to beat Delta
By Carla Caldwell; Atlanta Business Chronicle ~ Jan 24, 2014

American, US Airways ironing out frequent flier programs
By Katia Hetter ~ CNN ~ Jan 08, 2014

APFA asks American to review new retiree travel policy
By Sheryl Jean; The Dallas Morning News ~ Jan 07, 2014

No. 4 American makes over its brand and livery
By Andrea Ahles; The Star-Telegram ~ Dec 28, 2013

Flight attendants at new American Airlines settle labor infighting
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Dec 20, 2013

American’s new CEO to let workers pick tail design for planes
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram ~ Dec 16, 2013

American CEO Parker settling in after merger
By Dawn Gilbertson; The Republic ~ Dec 14, 2013

UPDATE 1-Cantor Fitzgerald, American Airlines settle 9/11 lawsuit
By Jonathan Stempel; Reuters ~ Dec 13, 2013

American Airlines' Departing CEO Gets a $17 Million Bon Voyage
By Justin Bachman; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Dec 10, 2013

New American Airlines emerges as deal closes
By David Koenig; The Associated Press ~ Dec 09, 2013

AA, US Airways clear final hurdle for merger
By Diana Rugg; WCNC ~ Dec 08, 2013

Group asks Supreme Court to stay US Airways-American merger
By Ros Krasny; Reuters ~ Dec 07, 2013

A Tricky Airline Merger, but With Labor’s Blessing
By Jad Mouawad; The New York Times ~ Dec 06, 2013

New American’s CEO Seeks to Top $1 Billion Goal in Merger
By Mary Schlangenstein; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Dec 04, 2013

John Hale to be VP-flight at new American Airlines Group
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Dec 02, 2013

AMR-US Airways Merger To-Do List Spans Paint, Flier Plans
By Mary Schlangenstein; Bloomberg ~ Nov 27, 2013

American-U.S. Airways merger worth $17.2 billion
San Francisco Chronicle ~ Nov 28, 2013

Judge signs off on American, US Airways merger
By Charisse Jones; USA Today ~ Nov 27, 2013

AMR Pursues Legal Consent for Merger
By Zacks Equity Research; Zacks ~ Nov 26, 2013

How the new American stacks up against the competition
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram ~ Nov 24, 2013

American to let fliers bid on first-class upgrades
By Ben Mutzabaugh; USA Today ~ Nov 20, 2013

American Airlines: We don’t have to wait 60 days to close the US Airways merger
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Nov 19, 2013

Merger, Wright amendment’s end bringing big changes to Dallas air travel
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Nov 17, 2013

American announces new stock ticker symbol: AAL
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram ~ Nov 15, 2013

Merger: What's next for AA, US Airways customers?
By Ben Mutzabaugh; USA Today ~ Nov 12, 2013

Virgin enters fray to oppose US Airways-American deal
Reuters ~ Nov 11, 2013

Holder: Airlines must make concessions to merge
By David Koenig & Pete Yost, AP; Anderson Independent-Mail News ~ Nov 04, 2013

AMR CEO Sees Way to Settle Suit Over US Airways Merger
By Caroline Chen & Mary Schlangenstein; Bloomberg ~ Oct 30, 2013

Airlines, DOJ agree to mediator as they head toward trial
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Oct 28, 2013

At American, workers choose raises over a piece of the profits
By Mitchell Schnurman; The Dallas Morning News ~ Oct 26, 2013

Surprise, surprise – Judge Lane approves the American Airlines plan of reorganization
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Oct 21, 2013

AMR, parent of American Airlines, swings to $289M 3Q profit by boosting revenue, cutting costs
By David Koenig, AP; The Seattle Times ~ Oct 17, 2013

Horton: ‘Merger will make us stronger’
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram ~ Oct 17, 2013

Democratic lawmakers urge Justice to drop merger lawsuit
By Bart Jansen; USA Today ~ Oct 16, 2013

Why US Airways-American merger should fly: Column
By Bill Pollock; USA Today ~ Oct 13, 2013

Court denies American, US Airways access to documents
By Andrea Ahles; The Star Telegram ~ Oct 10, 2013

Delta to AMR Jets Stuck Abroad as U.S. Shutdown Halts Deliveries
By Mary Schlangenstein, Caroline Chen & Julie Johnsson; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Oct 08, 2013

American Airlines plans to hire 1,500 pilots
From Associated Press; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Sep 30, 2013

AMR-US Airways Merger Deadline Extended as U.S. Suit Fought
By Mary Schlangenstein; Bloomberg ~ Sep 23, 2013

Is the Justice Department Picking on American, US Airways?
By Eric Schaal; Wall St. Cheat Sheet ~ Sep 22, 2013

American Airlines doesn't want a too-speedy trial in private antitrust lawsuit
By Robert Miller; The Dallas Morning News ~ Sep 20, 2013

US Airways, American push back on Justice Department merger lawsuit
By Diane Bartz; Reuter ~ Sep 20, 2013

Odds of American Airlines, US Airways merging is 50-50, analyst says
By Hugo Martin; Los Angeles Times ~ Sep 19, 2013

American Airlines employees head to Washington, D.C., rally for merger
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram ~ Sep 17, 2013

American Airlines CEO can get $20M after merger, judge rules
From Associated Press; KPVI ~ Sep 13, 2013

Federal Judge Approves American Airlines’ Plan to Exit Bankruptcy
By Jad Mouawad; The New York Times ~ Sep 12, 2013

AMR says passenger traffic rose 3.2 percent in August
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram ~ Sep 09, 2013

American, US Airways workers urged to send letters to elected officials
By Lance Murray; Dallas Business Journal ~ Sep 08, 2013

Airlines ask workers to lobby for merger in D.C.
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram ~ Sep 06, 2013

American, US Airways merger trial to start in November
By David Koenig, AP; The Augusta Chronicle ~ Aug 30, 2013

AMR bankruptcy judge leans toward reorganization plan approval
By Nick Brown; Reuters ~ Aug 29, 2013

US seeks to delay airline-merger trial until March
By David Koenig, AP; Anderson Independent-Mail News ~ Aug 27, 2013

Battle lines growing in AA-US Airways merger fight
By Ben Mutzabaugh, ; USA Today ~ Aug 22, 2013

Editorial: US Airways and American Airlines should settle with Justice
By Editorial Board; The Washington Post ~ Aug 16, 2013

Judge Questions Giving OK to AMR Bankruptcy Plan
By David Koenig & Scott Mayerowitz; NBC 5 ~ Aug 15, 2013

US Airways, American focus battling U.S. in court: sources
By Soyoung Kim; Reuters ~ Aug 14, 2013

Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger
By David Koenig, AP; Anderson Independent-Mail News ~ Aug 14, 2013

Gov't uses airline executives' words against them
By Scott Mayerowitz, AP; Anderson Independent-Mail News ~ Aug 13, 2013

U.S. sues to block AMR-US Airways merger; stocks fall
By David Ingram & Karen Jacobs; Reuters ~ Aug 13, 2013

The Daily Docket: AMR Execs Defend Horton Severance
By Melanie Cohen; The Wall Street Journal ~ Aug 12, 2013

Wealth advisers pounce on retirement nest eggs of American Air pilots
By Jed Horowitz; Reuters ~ Aug 12, 2013

AMR creditors OK reorganization plan, clearing another hurdle for US Airways merger
By Jen Wilson; Charlotte Business Journal ~ Aug 01, 2013

AMR Plan Elicits Objections From Bondholders, Airports
By Joseph Checkler; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jul 31, 2013

Fort Worth files objection to AMR reorganization
By Andrea Ahles; Fort Worth Star-Telegram ~ Jul 30, 2013

American Airlines continues fleet renewal
Breaking Travel News ~ Jul 28, 2013

American Airlines posts $220 million Q2 profit
By Charisse Jones; USA Today ~ Jul 18, 2013

US Airways shareholders OK American Airlines merger
By Charisse Jones, USA Today - July 12, 2013

Boosted by international travel, American Airlines reports higher traffic, revenue measure
From The Associated Press ; Greenfield Daily Reporter ~ Jul 09, 2013

Critics sue to block American-US Airways merger
Associated Press ~ Jul 02, 2013

Could American Airlines actually swing a profit this quarter?
By Kyle Arnold; Tulsa World ~ Jun 28, 2013

Exclusive: Justice Department probing American, US Airways merger
By Diane Bartz & Karen Jacobs; Reuters ~ Jun 27, 2013

American Airlines' parent swings to May profit
Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Jun 27, 2013

U.S. lawmakers urge careful review of American-US Airways deal
Reuters ~ Jun 18, 2013

The news for American Airlines retirees is that we continue to have no news
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Jun 14, 2013

American, US Airways name post-merger leadership
By David Koenig; Associated Press ~ Jun 10, 2013

American Airlines CEO Tom Horton $20 Million Severance Approved. WOW! Fight To Stop This Abomination.
By Richard Finger; Forbes ~ Jun 09, 2013

Judge sets dates for creditors to vote on American Airlines bankruptcy plan
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Jun 07, 2013

AMR and American Airlines file a revised disclosure statements and bankruptcy plan of reorganization
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Jun 05, 2013

Bankruptcy judge gives American Airlines OK to let creditors vote on merger with US Airways
From The Associated Press; The Janesville Gazette~ Jun 04, 2013

Attention, retirees: AMR, American Airlines file revised plan of reorganization, disclosure statement
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Jun 01, 2013

American Airlines posts March loss, sees 2Q profit
By Associated Press; Bryan-College Station Eagle ~ May 29, 2013

Trustee opposes $20M payout to American Air CEO
By Joshua Freed, AP; The Sun ~ May 24, 2013

American Airlines continues to shed jobs
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ May 21, 2013

Three AMR executives sell shares from options
By Andrea Ahles; Star-Telegram~ May 17, 2013

News Summary: American tweaks boarding process
By The Associated Press; Westport News ~ May 16, 2013

American reopens job posting for flight attendant positions
By Andrea Ahles; The Star-Telegram ~ May 10, 2013

American Airlines settles safety claims for $24.9M
By David Koenig, AP; The Virginian-Pilot ~ May 09, 2013

American Airlines to upgrade fleet with newer, more efficient aircrafts
By Kyle Arnold; Tulsa World ~ Apr 28, 2013

American, US Airways Reveal Plans For Stitching Airlines Together
By Susan Carey; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 25, 2013

US Airways CEO Doug Parker updates progress in merger with American Airlines
By Sheryl Jean, Dallas News – Apr 23, 2013

American Airlines tries to catch up on flights
By David Koenig, AP; Star-Exponent ~ Apr 17, 2013

American Airlines set to file reorganization plan
The Associated Press; Boston Herald ~ Apr 16, 2013

Bankruptcy judge: No $20M payout for AMR CEO
From Associated Press; USA Today ~ Apr 12, 2013\

American Airlines to expand LAX hub
By Ben Mutzabaugh; USA Today ~ Apr 11, 2013

Analysts expect merged AMR to earn close to $3 billion in 2014
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Mar 28, 2013

Judge moves airline merger forward
By Scott Mayerowitz, AP; Charlotte Observer ~ Mar 27, 2013

CEOs: American Airlines-US Airways will bring nothing but good things
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Mar 19, 2013

AMR pay-off faces trustee objection
By Robert Wright; The Financial Times ~ Mar 18, 2013

US Air CEO Defies Buffett Adage Seeing American on Top
By Mary Schlangenstein; Bloomberg ~ Mar 11, 2013

AMR posts $44 million profit in January
By Andrea Ahles; Fort Worth Star-Telegram ~ Feb 28, 2013

AMR Says Merger Will Preserve Competition
From Jacqueline Palank, DJN; Fox Business ~ Feb 26, 2013

American, US Airways to defend merger plan on Capitol Hill
By Diane Bartz; Thomson Reuters News & Insight ~ Feb 25, 2013

American Airlines Asks Court to Approve US Airways Merger
By David McLaughlin; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Feb 22, 2013

US Airways Says AMR Corp. Name to Disappear in American Merger
By Mary Schlangenstein; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Feb 20, 2013

After merger with American, US Airways will join list of airlines that have disappeared
By Associated Press; The Washington Post ~ Feb 15, 2013

Persistent Parker nears top job at American
By Joshua Freed, AP; Journal Register ~ Feb 15, 2013

American Airlines CEO to get $20M severance
By David Koenig, AP; The Journal News ~ Feb 15, 2013

Biggest winners in the American-US Airways deal
By Cyrus Sanati; Fortune ~ Feb 14, 2013

American, US Airways Face Challenges in Integration
By Jack Nicas; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 14, 2013

AMR, US Airways Predict Clear Skies
By Susan Carey & Mike Spector; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 14, 2013

American-US Air merger gets board approval: sources
By Soyoung Kim; Reuters ~ Feb 13, 2013

The American-US Airways Deal: You're Going to Pay More
By Justin Bachman; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Feb 13, 2013

Source: AMR, US Airways boards push back meetings as airlines continue to negotiate merger
By David Koenig, AP; KTVB-TV~ Feb 10, 2013

US Airways Pilots Approve Merger Integration Process
By Susan Carey; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 09, 2013

Attorney Was AMR Deal Key
By Mike Spector & Susan Carey; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 08, 2013

Exclusive: AMR creditors to meet February 11, may vote on US Air merger
By Soyoung Kim & Karen Jacobs; Reuters ~ Feb 07, 2013

AMR-US Airways Near Merger Agreement
By Mike Spector & Susan Carey; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 06, 2013

Bond analyst views AMR court request for an extension as "stubborn refusal to step aside"
By Andrea Ahles; The Star-Telegram ~ Feb 04, 2013

AMR CEO Horton's fate in balance as US Airways merger nears
By Soyoung Kim, Nick Brown & Karen Jacobs; Reuters ~ Jan 30, 2013

AMR CEO Horton in Talks to Become Chairman of Merged AMR-US Airways
By Mike Spector, Jack Nicas & Susan Carey; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jan 29, 2013

AMR Bondholder Group Said to Favor Merger With US Airways
By Mary Schlangenstein, Jeffrey McCracken & Beth Jinks; Bloomberg ~ Jan 28, 2013

Mitchell Schnurman: American Airlines’ facelift seems skin-deep
By Mitchell Schnurman; The Dallas Morning News ~ Jan 26, 2013

Exclusive: US Air, AMR deal could come in next two weeks - sources
By Soyoung Kim; Reuters ~ Jan 25, 2013

American Seeks to Finance $750 Million for Boeing Planes
By David McLaughlin; Bloomberg ~ Jan 24, 2013

US Airways and AMR Are Sounding Chummy
By Tom Reed; Forbes ~ Jan 22, 2013

AMR Corporation reports net income for Q4
From Comtex News Network; Equities.com ~ Jan 21, 2013

New look unveiled for evolving American Airlines
By Hannah Sampson; The Miami Herald ~ Jan 17, 2013

AMR Wins U.S. Court Approval for $1.5 Billion Financing
By David McLaughlin; Bloomberg ~ Jan 17, 2013

American Airlines Reports a Thin Profit
By Jad Mouawad; The New York Times ~ Jan 16, 2013

Pilot Unions Release Agreement for Potential Merger
By Ray Villeda; NBC 5 News ~ Jan 15, 2013

American set to firm up orders for 142 Boeing jets
By Dominic Gates; The Seattle Times ~ Jan 14, 2013

American Airlines wants more time to file bankruptcy plan
Reuters ~ Jan 11, 2013

Investors go giddy over AMR shares
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Jan 09, 2013

American Airlines exec joins Virgin as CEO
By Mark Thompson; Money ~ Jan 08, 2013

AMR Sees ‘Reasonable Possibility of Shareholder Value
By David McLaughlin; Bloomberg ~ Jan 08, 2013

AMR board to study merger option
From The Associated Press; The Times and Democrat ~ Jan 08, 2013

Pilot shortage looms for airlines
By Charisse Jones; USA Today ~ Jan 06, 2013

American Airlines entering key period in restructuring
By Soyoung Kim and Nick Brown & Karen Jacobs; Reuters ~ Jan 04, 2013

Next Step on Merger: US Airways Pilots, US Airways Board and AMR Board Must All Vote on Interim Contracts
By Ted Reed; Forbes ~ Jan 04, 2013

AMR Pilot Board Reaches Accord Needed for US Airways Merger
By Mary Jane Credeur; Bloomberg ~ Dec 29, 2012

Ex-AMR chief Crandall: Merger would need cooperation to succeed
By Lance Murray; Dallas Business Journal ~ Dec 26, 2012

AMR bankruptcy: A big story in 2011, 2012, 2013
By Lance Murray; Dallas Business Journal ~ Dec 24, 2012

In many cases, when airlines exit bankruptcy, their executives exit, too
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Dec 22, 2012

AMR loses $347 million in November, or $46 million excluding bankruptcy-related expenses
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Dec 21, 2012

Judge Approves New Labor Deal for American Air Pilots
Dow Jones Newswires; Fox Business ~ Dec 20, 2012

AMR Said to Take Steps Nearing Merger With US Airways
By Mary Schlangenstein, Jeffrey McCracken & Beth Jinks; Bloomberg ~ Dec 19, 2012

Judge approves American Airlines pilot contract, pension freeze
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Dec 19, 2012

Senior American Airlines pilots seek to keep lump-sum payments
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Dec 17, 2012

PBGC backs plan for no lump-sum pension payments to American pilots
By Jerry Geisel; Business Insurance ~ Dec 17, 2012

AMR creditors want an all-stock deal in US Airways merger
By Shaun Bevan; South Florida Business Journal ~ Dec 14, 2012

What’s at stake if US Airways, American merge?
By Ely Portillo; The Charlotte Observer ~ Dec 14, 2012

American Airlines employees to begin getting prefunding refunds
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Dec 13, 2012

Union says CEO makes case for independent American
By David Koenig, AP; Erie Times-News ~ Dec 13, 2012

APA president thanks pilots for voting and says AMR CEO Horton will address union board on Thursday
From Andrea Ashe; The Star-Telegram ~ Dec 12, 2012

American Airlines rolls out new fare structure
By David Koenig, AP; The Beaumont Enterprise ~ Dec 12, 2012

Bob Crandall says US Airways-American Airlines merger is ‘doable,’ but Clifford Winston wonders whether American should take that course
By Terry Maxon; The Dallas Morning News ~ Dec 11, 2012

American Airlines CEO: Turnaround nearly done
From Associated Press; CBS News ~ Dec 10, 2012

American Airlines Pilots Agree to New Contract
By Jad Mouawad; The New York Times ~ Dec 07, 2012

AMR Pilots Back Contract as Boost Seen in Merger Process
By Mary Schlangenstein; Bloomberg ~ Dec 07, 2012

US Airways Presses Pursuit of AMR Deal
By Mike Spector & Jack Nicas; The Wall Street Journal ~ Dec 07, 2012

American Air passenger service agents vote on unionizing
By Karen Jacobs; Reuters ~ Dec 04, 2012