The U.S. Airways-American Airlines merger is a go. Here’s why it maybe shouldn’t be.

Here's why antitrust enforcers were skeptical of U.S. Airways and American Airlines merging--a deal that now appears poised to go through after all.

Why the Justice Department blocked the American-US Airways merger

Justice argues that the era of ruinous airline competition has ended—and with it, tolerance for further industry consolidation.

The Justice Department wants to stop the US Airways-American merger. Here’s why.

Concerns that the merger, which would create the world's largest airline, would reduce competition and lead to fare hikes.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 13, 2013
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The US Airways-American merger and the end of an era of airline consolidation

A process that started with the deregulation of airlines in the 1970s reaches its end with new merger: It's the final four.