Us Airways: Not Much Room To Maneuver

Despite a likely pilot deal, the carrier is far from competitive

Ever since taking the helm of US Airways Group Inc. last year, Stephen M. Wolf has staked the carrier's future on winning major wage concessions from its pilots' union. So Wolf was jubilant when he emerged late on Sept. 30 from two weeks of round-the-clock talks, clutching a tentative deal that would cut labor costs by $80 million.

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