American Airlines and US Airways have slammed the U.S. Justice Department’s (DOJ) arguments in their replies to the department’s efforts to block their proposed merger. In responses filed to the U.S. District Court in Washington late Sept. 10, the two carriers systematically refute the allegations made by the DOJ in its lawsuit. They also went a step further by heavily criticizing—at times almost ridiculing—the DOJ’s rationale for opposing the merger. American says the DOJ, in ...


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