Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=215621
Story Retrieval Date: 12/13/2013 3:24:12 AM CST
Courtesy of AMR Corp.
If the American-US Airways merger goes through, four major companies – Delta, United, Southwest and American – will dominate nearly 75 percent of the U.S. airline industry.
2008: Delta acquires Northwest
2010: United and Continental combine, becoming the world's largest airline
2011: Southwest takes over AirTran
2013: American and US Airways plan to merge, which would surpass United-Continental