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Why The American Airlines Merger With US Airways Is Under Fire
The American Airlines merger with US Airways is under fire. The reason is simple: a merger between these two airlines would create the largest airline in the world -- an airline that would have the potential to monopolize the air travel industry. The Justice Department, as well as several states, have filed a joint lawsuit in order to halt the merger. According to USA Today, the Justice Department noted that a merger between these two airlines would give the merged airline control over a whopping 69% of departure and arrival slots at Washington Reagan National Airport -- that would be six times more control over the air activity of that airport than the closest competitor.