Airline Merger Complete

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    The merger of American and US Airways is completed. The companies are combining to form a stronger airline with an extensive network, greater schedule options, and a modern and fuel-efficient fleet. Despite the merger, the two airlines will continue to function separately for quite some time and very few changes will happen immediately. Beginning in early January, the airlines will announce new benefits such as the ability to earn and redeem miles on both carriers and reciprocal lounge access. There is no impact to any existing reservations people may have with American Airlines or US Airways and any earned mileage balance or elite status in either frequent flyer program will remain.