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.

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

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