Having been in the PR business for a good part of my life, I know that publicity and advertising messages often symbolize the opposite. Clients don’t advertise when things are going well. For instance, American Airlines is bankrupt.
They have been running the sentimental advertising on television that would have people simply looking skyward to see the American Airlines logo fly by for the last time. They did not say, “We’re out of business,” or “Watch for our merger.”
For all of my years of extensive traveling back and forth to New York City, I flew American Airlines. It even seemed patriotic. Never mind that they lost my luggage three times and one loss were never recovered.
Do you suppose that while they are cleaning up and turning assets over to US Airways they might find my bag. It has a luggage tag. Inside, you will find a now vintage Jeffrey Bean suit. There are some cuff links in there and a fine white shirt. New socks are lost too. If you find them, please let me know as I will put them on eBay.
“AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge
A merger of American Airlines and US Airways has long been rumored. Negotiations between the two airlines may finally conclude this week.
American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the deal late Wednesday, according to four people close to the situation.
The carrier will keep the American Airlines name but will be run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker. American's CEO, Tom Horton, will serve as chairman of the new company until mid-2014, these people said. They requested anonymity because the merger negotiations were private.