DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 27: AirTran CEO Robert L. Fornaro (L) and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly wrap up a press conference about the Southwest's plan to merger with AirTran Airways at Southwest ... more 
DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 27: AirTran CEO Robert L. Fornaro (L) and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly wrap up a press conference about the Southwest's plan to merger with AirTran Airways at Southwest Airlines Corporate Headquarters September 27, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. In a trend of continuing airline consolidation Southwest will buy its rival AirTran for an estimated$1.4 billion. (Photo by Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images) less 
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