Is American Airlines’ CEO panicking?

American Airlines‘ (Dallas/Fort Worth) current CEO Tom Horton is going on a media offensive in the on-going “war of words” with US Airways’ CEO Doug Parker about a possible merger between the airlines. As we previously reported, Horton has stated he started the merger conversation with Parker.

Now columnist Mitchell Schnurman of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is raising the question of whether Horton is panicking? Is this the fight for the future CEO position of a merged American Airlines?

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Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. There is not a lot of “Working Together” between the management of American Airlines and US Airways. Even the AA labor groups are siding with Doug Parker. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 M73444 lands at Baltimore/Washington with the “Working Together” message.

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