DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways won't appeal a rejection of their request for more information about the federal government's antitrust case as the companies seek to merge.
The airlines said Monday they're confident that they can beat the government's lawsuit even without the information. The trial is scheduled to start Nov. 25 in Washington.
Fort Worth-based AMR Corp.'s American and US Airways Group Inc. wanted the Justice Department to explain why it approved four prior airline mergers but opposed theirs.
A retired judge hired to help the trial judge generally sided with the Justice Department last week. He said the agency could keep most information confidential. American and Tempe, Ariz.-based US Airways could have appealed to the trial judge.