In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, photo, US Airways jets are parked at their gates at the Charlotte/Douglas International airport in Charlotte, N.C. Patched together from several

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In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, photo, US Airways jets are parked at their gates at the Charlotte/Douglas International airport in Charlotte, N.C. Patched together from several scrappy regional carriers on the brink of bankruptcy, US Airways has often been ridiculed within the aviation industry and remains a perennial afterthought among travelers. But it hopes to shed that image by merging with the larger American Airlines, in a deal which will catapult the two to the top of the industry. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton less 

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