Breaking News: US Airways in Talks to Buy United Airlines?

The New York Times reports that US Airways and United Airlines are currently in talks regarding the acquisition of — or merger with — United Airlines by US Airways. Could this dethrone Delta Air Lines during its nascent tenure as the largest commercial airline in the world?

The talk of this potential merger of two Star Alliance partners in the United States has already swept through FlyerTalk:

Yes, you read the title of that last link correctly: American Airlines merging with Continental Airlines? That would be hilarious, if only because Continental Airlines started off in the now-defunct Wings alliance, then joined the SkyTeam alliance, then moved on to Star Alliance, and then would complete the airline alliance tour with the oneworld alliance.

Anyway, speculation abounds wildly throughout FlyerTalk, and it will not stop anytime soon…

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