Alas, the fact that AMR is so intent on pursuing the merger, confirmation of its plan and the trial suggests that the company and regulators were very wide apart on any discussions involving compromises."It is only informed speculation, but it would not surprise me if the [Justice] Department took the position that the combined American-US Air should not hold any more slots than US Air already holds, meaning most of all of the American slots would have to be divested to another carrier or carriers in a manner satisfactory to the department," Braun asserted.
The Deal: AMR Resists Pondering Life Without US Air
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