American Airlines plans to shut down US Airways flights later this year

by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted May 12, 2015 12:05 pm MDT Last Updated May 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FORT WORTH, Texas – After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways.American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October.American executives hope that a gradual fade-out will help them avoid the kind of technological glitches and massive flight delays that plagued United Airlines after it abruptly switched to Continental’s computer systems in 2012.American and US Airways merged in late 2013 and decided to keep the American name. American expects to finish repainting all US Airways planes sometime next year. FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, file photo, US Airways jets are parked at their gates at the Charlotte/Douglas International airport in Charlotte, N.C. American Airlines on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 said it plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) American Airlines plans to shut down US Airways flights later this year after merger read more