How US Airways Defied the Odds

In the past week, five high-ranking current and former US Airways executives spoke with the Charlotte Observer about the airline's path in the last year and a half.

Some senior managers doubted it was the death knell some made it out to be. America West boss Doug Parker (right) pressed US Airways chief Lakefield for details on cost cutting in February. The more Parker learned, the more he believed a merger made sense. The two announced the deal in May.

Charlotte Observer

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