US Airways confirms that it is looking into a merger with American Airlines. "We can now decide whether it's best to operate as a standalone or to participate in further consolidation over time, and that's what we intend to do," said US Airways CEO Doug Parker. A spokesman for AMR Corp., parent company of American Airlines, said the company is "laser focused" on emerging from bankruptcy, but declined to comment on US Airways. Meanwhile, American Airlines asked three of its unions to meet to discuss the bankruptcy and a union official said the carrier could boost its presence in Miami after AMR emerges from bankruptcy.

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