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DoJ: American-US Airways Get November TrialA Federal judge has granted AMR Corp's American Airlines and US Airways request for a November trial. (wallstcheatsheet.com) More...
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Couple days late with this one.
I've got broad shoulders, I can accept that. Ceptin' for something kinda strange - the article just came out today - it's dated September 1. There have been related stories, but none (to my knowledge) confirming the date's set. Darn these Macs.
Yes, the article is new, but the news in it is not. The story itself came out last week, Thr or Fri, I think. AA and US have been asking for Nov, but the DOJ wanted to switch it to Feb. First comment was not meant to be offense and I apologize if it came off that way, was meant to be just a quick little FYI.
I know - I'm the one who posted it. However, mea culpa if there was no news in the article for you. Bad me, bad.
Well, thanks for the apology, but I'm not that thin skinned. If I mess up, I'll fall on my sword.
Now now, no need for harry carry here, lol
Additionally, there is no analysis within the article as to what is really going on. The DOJ basically were going to shakedown the airlines by dragging this out but got cut off at the knees by the judge with this date. Now that most of their trump cards have been pulled, look for a "settlement" on a few token items for DOJ to save face.
If it is all about slots at DCA, it will get interesting for if it is only a numbers game lots of congressmen will lose their ride home unless DOJ demands relinquishing specific routes. JetBlue has already demanded slots there, but they want the shuttle routes not the small city commuters. We may actually find out who was really behind this filing.