difficult to see fares going up as they are ridiculous at the moment already.
Only an idiot would fly AA at the moment (Sorry george, others) although I guess they are at least getting flat beds in Biz
travelled 2.5 hours in first from Dallas to Palm springs with AA despite the fact it is internal US because it was part of a transatlantic connection i got no miles or status points. Its a rubbish connection by the way go to LAX and take a united connection if you need to go LHR PSP.
considering STARs existing immunity there are no real grounds to oppose with them giving up slots