Today, Fool analysts Brendan and Austin discuss a big development in the airline industry. US Airways agreed to contracts with three big AMR Airways unions, a big step in an increasingly likely merger between the two companies. Even with US Air up around 180% already in 2012, Brendan thinks this could benefit both companies, especially US Air.

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