American/US Airways and the Department of Justice Settle

So says Bloomberg.

Will the deal look like this?


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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. this consolidation is killing competition, it’s a true oligopoly now… what’s next, Alaska/Hawaiian?

  2. interested in gary’s prediction of a timeline

    when will one no longer be able to redeem a star award on
    usair , assuming this goes through? thanks

  3. Not the outcome I had wished for. 🙁

    The first upside I see to this is that my Firm may add additional “preferred” airlines into our program now that we’re effectively losing one (2 becoming 1), so perhaps we’ll get a JetBlue or Virgin America to start trying out.

  4. According to USAirways and American’s websites, it will be done next month.

    I hope this does mean I cant book one more 90K NA award.

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