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APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Are two airline-based credit unions that Wings Financial Credit Union had previously contacted as possible merger candidates still on the financial institution’s radar?

A recent search on the Internet name registration site godaddy.com revealed that FAAFirstWings.com and AlaskaHorizonWings.com were re-registered on Dec. 4, 2007 with an expiration date of Dec. 4, 2008. The $291 million FAAFirst FCU and $48 million Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Employees FCU confirmed with Credit Union Times in March 2007 that both had been approached by $1.8 billion Wings Financial about merging. Both credit unions turned down the proposals.

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