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Most Read No. 10: Goodbye “Cactus”

A US Airways Bombardier CRJ-900, left, taxis past an American Airlines Boeing 737 at DFW Airport. Special/Brandon Wade
A US Airways Bombardier CRJ-900, left, taxis past an American Airlines Boeing 737 at DFW Airport. Special/Brandon Wade Star-Telegram

There were no more “Cactus” call signs after April 8.

That was the day American Airlines and US Airways received their single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Here’s our story marking the day the two airlines finally became one.

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