Persistent Parker nears top job at American - Article Photos 2/3

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, center, visits with employees after a news conference at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. 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. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)