Analysts explain what it will mean for you, the traveler, if US Airways and American Airlines actually merge.
Ticket prices are likely to rise and the new industry of mainly big airlines is expected to leave little room for smaller carriers. The merger would create the fourth major airline in the country.
"US Airways is in a position where if it doesn´t merge, it´s going to die. They saw this bankruptcy as an opportunity, and they´re taking advantage of it," an expert says.