Stopping the transaction will keep airfares affordable and fees in check by maintaining the present level of competition, according to the federal government. It will also give consumers more choices in air travel.
American Airlines (AA) and US Airways (US) are flailing as they consider what actions to take in the wake of the announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and six State Attorneys General that they are filing a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of their airlines. It is going to be tough going if they try to fight DOJ.
Should passengers start thinking about a merged USAiways and American Airlines? Any merger will take a long time, but some changes will come sooner than later and the frequent flier tie-ups and awards programs will be some the first to change.