AMR board to study merger option

A US Airways tail rests on the tarmac near an American Airlines plane on April 23, 2012 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

DALLAS Directors of the parent company of American Airlines likely won't make a decision when they meet to consider a possible merger with US Airways (LCC).

The meeting is Wednesday.

Fort Worth-based AMR Corp. is working to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filed in November 2011.

People familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that AMR and US Airways Group Inc. have been talking about a potential merger since late summer but have not agreed on price, ownership share or who'd run the company. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential.

An AMR spokesman says he's not expecting any news this week regarding strategic alternatives.

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