Daniel Rust, assistant director of the Center for Transportation Studies and assistant teaching professor of marketing at UMSL, discusses American Airlines filing bankruptcy.

American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp., filed bankruptcy this week in the shadows of heavy debt and large labor costs.

While AMR was the last major U.S. airline company to file for Chapter 11, the move raises questions for customers flying this holiday season and for the long-term effects on the St. Louis region.

Daniel Rust, assistant director of the Center for Transportation Studies and assistant teaching professor of marketing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, discussed the company’s decision with two local publications this week. Rust was quoted in the St. Louis Beacon Nov. 30 and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dec. 2.

Rust is an aviation expert who specializes in the history of commercial air travel in the United States. His May 2009 book, “Flying Across America: The Airline Passenger Experience,” chronicles the history of air travel from 1927 through 1978.

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Eye on UMSL: A day in the life
Eye on UMSL: A day in the life

Students from UMSL’s College of Optometry and College of Nursing participated in a simulation designed to expose them to the complexities of poverty.

Eye on UMSL: A day in the life

Students from UMSL’s College of Optometry and College of Nursing participated in a simulation designed to expose them to the complexities of poverty.

Eye on UMSL: A day in the life

Students from UMSL’s College of Optometry and College of Nursing participated in a simulation designed to expose them to the complexities of poverty.