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Airline Pilots Pump The Brakes On Plans To Speed Up Flights

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A US Airways plane rests near two American Airlines jets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport last year. The combined carrier would be named American Airlines. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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American Airlines jets at Los Angeles International Airport. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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