American Airlines 777-200. By Rob Finlayson American Airlines (AA) chairman and CEO Tom Horton told company employees in a Tuesday letter that “it now makes sense” to evaluate potential merger opportunities. The carrier, which has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since last November, recently reached a tentative agreement with leaders of the Allied Pilots Assn. (APA) union on a concessionary labor pact with the airline’s flight deck crew (ATW ...

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