America West and US Airways pilot leaders met Monday to discuss "issues of mutual concern" relating to the proposed merger of the airlines (ATWOnline, May 20). Pilots at both carriers are represented by the Air Line Pilots Assn. and at some point the two groups will be combined, traditionally among the most difficult challenges in any airline merger. "The importance of the discussion was to look at alternatives to secure our future," America West union chairman J.R. Baker said. "Both ...

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