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Friday, September 20, 2013

U.S. Airways And American Airlines Employees Defend Merger Plans

Several hundred employees of American Airlines and U.S. Airways ask members of Congress to support their merger bid. (Peter O'Dowd/KJZZ)

Several hundred employees of American Airlines and U.S. Airways ask members of Congress to support their merger bid. (Peter O’Dowd/KJZZ)

U.S. Airways and American Airlines go to court in November to defend their proposed merger against a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit.

If green-lighted, the merger would create the world’s largest airline.

As the court date approaches, both airlines are stepping up their lobbying efforts. This week, their campaign included an employee fly-in to Washington, D.C. to make their case to policymakers.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Peter O’Dowd of KJZZ reports.

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