Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WATCH: U.S. Airways', American Airlines' CEO's Questioned By Senate Antitrust Committee

The Phoenix-based U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker and his American Airlines counterpart answered questions yesterday from the U.S. Senate's Antitrust subcommittee (of the Judiciary Committee), and indicated that the merger would not adversely affect travelers in Arizona (and elsewhere).

Neither Arizona Senator was on the subcommittee, and no opposition to the mega-merger was expressed by the Senators.  The Democratic chair (Amy Klobuchar, MN) and Republican ranking member (Mike Lee, UT) did, however, ask the GAO (Government Accountability Office for a report on the effects of this (and the previous) merger on ticket prices and service.

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