While United Airlines and US Airways both reiterated that they are strong believers in consolidation, the two carriers announced on Friday that they will not enter into a merger "at this time." Since Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines announced a merger agreement in April (ATWOnline, April 15), speculation has been rampant that UA and US would follow with a tie-up of their own, particularly since executives from both long have called for US industry consolidation. But after preliminary ...

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