Airlines say US case against big merger is flawed

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  1. garyst16
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    http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20130911&id=16889098

    "WASHINGTON (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways say that the government's opposition to their planned merger shows that it doesn't understand the airline industry.

    The airlines said in court filings late Tuesday that the U.S. Justice Department's analysis of the merger ignores competition that now exists from low-cost carriers such as Southwest. American says that the government instead relies on "anecdotes involving small numbers of passengers" and an idealized but outdated vision of the industry."

    http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20130911&id=16889098
     
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    BREAKING NEWS: "Gov't Reads Response, Decides They Screwed Up"...........not gonna happen. As a *A guy, I don't really mind at this point.
     
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    I would submit that the blind insistence of US and their lawyers that the merger is legal shows they don't understand anti-trust law, but IANAL, so... :D
     

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