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US Air CEO: Mergers needed in recession

The recession, which has eroded travel demand and punished U.S.

Continental, US Air bring group loss to $1.35 Billion

Continental Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. posted wider fourth-quarter losses on wrong- way bets on fuel contracts, bringing the combined operating deficit for the 9 biggest U.S.

Pilot seniority takes a long time to work out

TEMPE, Ariz. — Few, if any, CEOs have been bigger boosters of airline consolidation than US Airways chief Doug Parker. But Parker wonders if Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines apparent combination plans will work, especially if the carriers wait for pilots to first agree who gets seniority."It's going to be extremely hard to get that done anytime soon," Parker said.He should know.