Airline Merger Trial to Start Nov. 25

A federal judge ruled today that the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways will start Nov. 25, WKRN News 2 reports. The timetable is favored by the airlines, which said a long delay would threaten their merger. The Justice Department had wanted the trial to start in March, saying it needed more time to prepare for the complex case.