The Justice Department’s surprise lawsuit to block the proposed $11 billion consolidation of American Airlines and US Airways appears to doom the latest airline mega-merger, at least in its current form. But for airline passengers, the prospect of two stand-alone airlines is mostly good news.
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Any day now, the U.S. Department of Justice will approve the merger between American Airlines and US Airways.
Flight delays happen. But the one experienced by Nigel Goring-Morris and his companion on their flight from Tel Aviv to Honolulu by way of Los Angeles was so long, and the initial compensation so inadequate, that I'm considering getting involved.
Diane Austin's problem isn't that unusual, which is why I've decided to write something about it. In April, she booked a $730 roundtrip ticket in April through Orbitz on American Airlines to fly to Puerto Vallarta.
In today's episode of the Christopher Elliott Show I talk with Charlie Leocha of the Consumer Travel Alliance about how to deal with reservations that get lost. We also discuss the odds that the Justice Department will approve the American Airlines - US Airways merger.
The proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways may not be a done deal, even if almost everyone is behaving as if it were.