Persistent Parker nears top job at American - Article Photos 3/3

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, US Airways CEO and Chairman Doug Parker applauds the crew of flight 1549 in New York. Parker has no problem performing his own version of Gangnam Style before hundreds of employees. The CEO of US Airways even let a video of his dance get posted to YouTube. He's tall, outspoken and a competitor. He's also persistent. And that explains why he's very close to being put in charge of the world's largest airline, a product of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)