They've been dating for a year, and now it looks as though the marriage of American Airlines and USAirways will be announced tomorrow, according to a source close to the negotiations.
The source tells ABC News that details of the merger agreement have been worked out.
The two airlines' Boards of Directors have approved the deal Wednesday evening, according to a source close to the negotiations.
If the two carriers merge, they are expected to retain the American Airlines name. The new airline would become the largest in the world.
Any deal is still subject to approval of the bankruptcy judge overseeing American Airline's bankruptcy, as well as the anti-trust division of the Department of Justice. Both are expected to sign off on the agreement.
This would be the third mega airline merger in the past five years. Delta and Northwest announced a merger in 2008, followed by United and Continental in 2010. The industry consolidation would leave four major carriers operating in the U.S., American, Delta, United, and low-coast carrier Southwest.
For travelers, nothing will change immediately.
These complicated mergers can take more than a year to accomplish. Will this ultimately mean higher fares for travelers?
Some analysts believe fares won't be greatly impacted, because American and USAirways don't compete now on many of their routes.
But ABC News Travel and Lifestyle Editor Genevieve Shaw Brown says less competition among airlines generally means higher prices for consumers.
Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com agrees, telling ABC News that a merger "guarantees these two airlines will never compete in the future, and competition is the main driver of cheaper airline ticket prices."
One thing travelers won't have to worry about is their coveted frequent flyer miles. The airlines will merge their two frequent flyer programs, and the larger route system will give passengers more opportunity to earn those miles.
Airline mergers can be messy affairs.
Brown notes that when United and Continental merged there were major computer glitches that virtually shut down their systems.
The biggest problem with most mergers, though, is consolidating employees and employee contracts. In this case, deals have already been worked out with pilots, flight attendants and mechanics, which will help ensure smoother sailing when and if the airlines combine.
The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure expanding the definition of "misconduct" in the workplace. The change would make it harder for people to qualify for unemployment insurance after they are fired. Supporters say the bill will protect businesses from liability and give them more freedom to fire employees who misbehave at work. The legislation is sponsored by Republican Sen. Will Kraus, of Lee's Summit. It needs one more affirmative vote in the Senate before moving to the House.
Police say Joshua Jewell forced his way into a Highland apartment on Sunday. Once in side Jewell allegedly attacked the two sisters living there. During the attack on sister said she thought the man was going to kill her sibling. She grabbed her gun and fired two shots, with the second one hitting Jewell in the back.
Jewell continues to recover at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Captain Steven Lewis says Detective Christopher Simpson was working out a police fitness center when he had a medical emergency and died. Simpson worked at several area departments, but in Chesterfield for the last 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years.