"They don't need a defense for what any executive said about the merger?" How arrogant. It's because of some of those anti-competitive comments as to why they are being sued to block the merger. Arrogance everywhere.
AAMRQ will NOT be able to sustain a protracted court battle with the DOJ. I wouldn't be surprised if they scuttle the deal and come up with a new plan. They have a hearing tomorrow in BK court.
They keep saying it's a procompetitive merger, yet the government has proved that the management from both sides were saying something altogether different, including collusion to drive prices up, not down.
The merger should be denied and in fact airlines should be re-regulated so that are forced to include things such as checked baggage in the ticket prices. Ticket prices should be all inclusive and no more of the outrageous and unjustified nickle and dime fees!!!!!