CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( TheStreet) -- As its planned merger with American ( AAMRQ sits and waits, US Airways ( LCC is cutting back on a planned service increase. Anticipating the merger's approval, the carrier had loaded a planned Phoenix-Maui flight into its reservations system, but removed it following the Justice Department's decision to oppose the combination in court. Barring a settlement, the trial is set to begin Nov. 25 in U.S. District Court in Washington.
Read: Fall of the Bank Titans On Thursday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Sean Lane confirmed American's plan to merge with US Airways, which theoretically marks the end of the bankruptcy court reorganization that began in November 2011. This week, employees of the two carriers will travel to Washington to lobby members of Congress to support the merger, although it is unclear how much ability Congress has to impact the Justice Department. Follow @tedreednc -- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Ted Reed