American Airlines plans to begin “metal swapping” next year, allowing it to dispatch the right-sized aircraft for a specific mission from either the legacy American or US Airways fleets, President Scott Kirby told investors this week. The carrier originally had planned to begin the fleet integration this year, but the project has been pushed back to the middle of next year, Kirby said. In the meantime, the two airlines are syncing their networks and have reaped the benefits, ...

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