Articles tagged “doj”

United Airlines Abandons Plan To Buy Even More Slots at Newark from Delta

United Airlines Abandons Plan To Buy Even More Slots at Newark from Delta

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

The Justice Department sued United to block it from increasing its already-dominant position at Newark Airport by buying slots from Delta. United backed off; it wasn't going to win this argument.

2 years ago

Legacy Airlines Change Pricing Rules To Boost Fares on Multi-City Tickets

Legacy Airlines Change Pricing Rules To Boost Fares on Multi-City Tickets

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Let's see: Delta, American and United simultaneously changed their rules on multi-city tickets to the detriment of price-conscious passengers looking to save some money. Three airlines that have a dominant share of U.S. domestic flights. Is anyone at the Department of Justice taking a look? They should.

2 years ago

Airline Price Collusion Probe Targeting Shareholder Communications

Airline Price Collusion Probe Targeting Shareholder Communications

David McLaughlin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

3 years ago

Expedia’s Orbitz Acquisition Said to Win U.S. Antitrust Clearance

Expedia’s Orbitz Acquisition Said to Win U.S. Antitrust Clearance

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly found that the U.S. travel market would still be characterized by plenty of competition despite Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz. The emergence of TripAdvisor as a hotel-booking site likely didn't hurt Expedia's case.

3 years ago

Expedia-Orbitz Merger Approval Could Be Soon as U.S. Senators Ask Justice Department to Take Hard Look

Expedia-Orbitz Merger Approval Could Be Soon as U.S. Senators Ask Justice Department to Take Hard Look

Dennis Schaal, Skift

3 years ago

Expedia and Orbitz Get Second Request For Documents from Justice Department

Expedia and Orbitz Get Second Request For Documents from Justice Department

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Unlike in the Google-ITA Software acquisition process, there is no organized, public campaign to stop Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz. But that doesn't man that competitors aren't whispering to the DOJ that the deal is bad for competition.

3 years ago

Bankruptcy Court Judge Rules American Airlines Settlement is ‘Fair and Reasonable’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Looks like this merger is just about a fait accompli, pending the approval of the federal court in Washington, D.C., and American emerging from bankruptcy. Then the fun really begins.

5 years ago

Aircrcraft Manufacturer Embraer Under Investigation on Bribery Allegations

Reuters

5 years ago

US Airways, American and DOJ Agree To Mediation In Merger Case

US Airways, American and DOJ Agree To Mediation In Merger Case

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

Mediation is routine in cases of this magnitude and the parties said earlier they didn't think such a move would be productive. Still, you never know.

5 years ago

Are Airline Mergers Inevitable? Other Industries Offer Clues

Samina Karim , Reuters

There are a lot of ideas going on here, but it's not clear if any of them connect. That doesn't mean that American and US Airways should inevitably have the DOJ's blessing.

5 years ago

Justice Department Requests Delay to American Air Merger Lawsuit

Justice Department Requests Delay to American Air Merger Lawsuit

Reuters

The last thing that antsy American Airlines and US Airways needed was a government shutdown, which could potentially delay the defense of their merger. If those House Republicans were experiencing flight cancellations back to their home districts from the government shutdown, the current paralysis in Washington might have played out differently.

5 years ago

States join probe of US Airways-American Airlines merger

Sara Forden and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It isn't unusual for state attorneys general to get involved in antitrust probes, and the fact that this one is being led by the State of Texas, where American Airlines is headquartered, should be a tip-off as to where this investigation is headed.

5 years ago