American Air Merger Revealed? False Rumor Secrets

People in the milleage community have been abuzz over an alleged clue towards a potential American Airlines and US Air merger. The clue was a Star Alliance logo in an alleged Apple marketing material using an AA logo (US is in Star, but not AA). In truth though, it was simply a hoah using a cleverly modified real Apple marketing material. Notice that everything down to the seat and destination is the same except for the logo and flight code (easily modifiable using the stamp tool in photoshop). The font in the notification was also too small. It could also have just been some improperly modified legit marketing material by an Apple employee. Nonetheless, it is fake.

See the original and the fake below:

Original
The Fake

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Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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