DALLAS - American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the merger late Wednesday, according to four people close to the situation.
Merger talks between Tempe-based US Airways and Fort Worth-based American Airlines have given Valley officials hope for an increase in flights and jobs in the Phoenix area, but they also have raised fears the Valley will lose the local company's headquarters.
Melissa Owen shows the boundary between the private Sierra Vista Ranch, where she has a vineyard, and the federal Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, right. She is concerned the pipeline might cut a large right of way across her and her husband's land.