With a deadline looming in the middle of the month for negotiators to create the world's largest airline, take a look at our graphic on the fleets, traffic and finances of American Airlines and US Airways.
In the Feb. 4 issue, Aviation Week's business editor, Madhu Unnikrishnan, offered a contrarian view of the proposed merger of the two airlines. Madhu's take? It looks good on paper, but reality may be messier. Read it here.