Last flight for US Airways expected in October

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An American Airlines airplane and a United States Airways airplane are parked at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, Aug. 13, 2013.

Friday, July 10, 2015|9:05 p.m.

DALLAS– The last air travel for US Airways will certainly happen this fall, and another name in airline history will vanish.

The farewell air travel for US Airways will certainly be a red-eye– Air travel 434 is scheduled to leave San Francisco around 10 p.m. and land in Philadelphia after 6 a.m. on Oct. 17. The United States Airways website will be switched off. Airport kiosks and indicators will change to American Airlines.

The 2 airline companies combined in December 2013 and chose to keep the better-known American name. Vestiges of the provider will make it through for a long time, nevertheless, as some airplanes won’t be repainted yet in American’s colors and logo design.

In the last 10 years, mergers have actually gotten rid of Northwest, Continental and AirTran. Before that, Pan Am, TWA and lots of smaller sized providers disappeared.

American Airlines Group Inc. announced the timing of the drape call on Friday. The company’s greatest obstacle might be integrating the computer system systems of two airlines without creating the type of issues that have actually plagued United and Continental after they incorporated reservations systems in 2012. Today, all United air travels were grounded and more than 1,000 were delayed after an issue that the airline blamed on a defective router.

Maya Leibman, American’s chief info officer, said American has actually integrateded redundancies and disaster-recovery programs in key systems. However describing United, she said, “There is no technology leader that could stand and state with One Hundred Percent certainty that nothing like this might ever occur to them.”

American authorities stated they have actually hired about 1,900 airport and reservations representatives and will provide special training to nearly 10,000 current staff members to carry out the switch from the US Airways reservations system, called Shares, to American’s, which is provided by Sabre. The airline is likewise minimizing air travels around the switchover to lighten the load on computer systems.

Consumers reserved on United States Airways flights after Oct. 17 will certainly get a new flight number bearing American’s AA code. That’s only about 4 percent of all reservations in the American and United States Airways systems, they stated.

American will have more innovation work to do after October. It still should incorporate crew-scheduling and maintenance-tracking systems. The Fort Worth, Texas, company has about 113,000 staff members, including those at completely owned regional subsidiaries such as Envoy Air.

American is the greatest airline operator in the world by traveler traffic, having actually surpassed United after the merger with United States Airways.

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