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Here is the quote I was looking for-
So what comes next? Our operations will not change immediately. We expect it will take six months or so to secure all of the necessary regulatory, stockholder and bankruptcy court approvals required for the merger to close, and during that time we will continue to operate as separate airlines.
I'm assuming that when the merger is complete, I'll get to merge my US Airways and AAdvantage accounts, right? I'd like that. It would give me about 600K AA points, perfect for a number of redemptions through OW.
A liitle bit old, but still relevant, I think.
NEW YORK — American Airlines won bankruptcy court approval Wednesday to combine with US Airways and form the world's biggest airline.
I don't do checked luggage.
Here is is one of the more substantive merger articlesaround:
Merger Planning Underway As AA, US Airways Embark On Long Journey - Business Travel News
In other words: nothing is likely to happen 'fast'.
American Chooses Citi As Post-Merger Credit Card Issuer; Judge Sends Merger Plan to Vote | The Points Guy
The interesting part for me is that the merger goes to a vote by AMR's creditors and then back to the judge for final approval "this summer".
The US Airways route map is phenemonal. I'm very much looking forward to their routes being incorporated into the AA fray for my next oneworld Explorer.
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