Aug 14, 2013

Why the Justice Department is Blocking US Airways-American Merger
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Travel news you can use from The Travel Detective® Airlines & Airports — on August 14, 2013 7:21 am
The move by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the US Airways-American Airlines merger caught everyone by surprise.

In fact, the Justice Department hasn’t tried to block a proposed airline merger since 2001, when United and US Airways tried to get together. The DOJ was essentially silent when Delta merged with Northwest , and again in 2010 when United merged with Continental .

Why American-US Airways now? For starters, we have all watched as mergers created the largest airlines in the world , and then those airlines started cutting capacity and flights , cities and routes — and in the process raising fares.
Cincinnati, which once had more than 800 flights a day, is now under 200. Memphis just got cut back. Officials in Cleveland are worried they may […]

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