Expert expects good from TWA deal

One of the country’s top industry-watchers sees a lot of good possible out of the TWA-American Airlines Merger. Tom Tacker is an associate professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He doubts American is going to dismantle the...

Holden working on TWA situation

Governor Holden is trying get a phone call through to the head of American Airlines to find out if the stories going around about American’s plans to take over TWA are true. He hopes to have the call today. Holden says the reports that TWA is about to go...

Gephardt sees good in TWA deal

St. Louis Congressman Richard Gephardt says the proposed take-over of TWA by American Airlines might well turn out to be good news for St. Louis and Missouri. Gephardt says he has talked with officials from both airlines. He says he hopes to persuade American to keep...

Holden considers TWA options

Governor Holden hadn’t even taken his oath of office before his first major problem cropped up, the death of Trans World Airlines. Airline industry reports say TWA will go bankrupt and be bought by American Airlines. Holden says the state’s role is...

TWA employees stand by

Local employees are nervous but hopeful over news of the merger between Trans World Airlines and American Airlines. It wasn’t entirely a surprise. The company has very few assets–most of its aircraft are leased. And credit watchers last week expressed...
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