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posted: 2/18/2013 1:49 PM

In path to American's merger, 1 CEO had to leave

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  • U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, right, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton posed after a news conference on Feb. 14 to announce the merger of their airlines.

      U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, right, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton posed after a news conference on Feb. 14 to announce the merger of their airlines.
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The 14-month battle for control of american airlines came down to two men who got their start there. doug parker and tom horton were friends and rivals who years later found themselves vying for control of what will be the world's largest airline. this is a story of behind-the-scenes dealings, public posturing and finally one man giving up his dream.

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