• Charlotte-Douglas may be negatively affected by airline merger


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - According to a new report in Forbes magazine, Charlotte-Douglas airport may be negatively impacted by the American Airlines-US Airways merger.

    The report says most of the international operations at the Charlotte hub will be obsolete after the merger.

    Forbes reported most of the Caribbean flights and flights to Rio are better served by Miami's' international airport.

    Channel 9 is also learning more about the merger's impact on you.

    In January, the airlines will let frequent fliers of one airline gain miles if they travel on the other airline.

    Both airlines say passengers are not at risk of losing their miles.

    Months down the road, the airlines will begin to merge its check-in counters and its websites.

    Read more about Forbes reporting on the effects of the merger.

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