Delta, US Airways Fight DOT Rejection Of Slot Plan

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. have vowed to appeal a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to nix on competition grounds a compromise the two airlines proposed as part of a bid to swap takeoff and landing slots at New York's LaGuardia Airport and Washington's Reagan National Airport.

Calling the decision by the DOT and the Federal Aviation Administration “inexplicable,” the two airlines issued a joint statement late Tuesday arguing that the agencies had overstepped their statutory authority and saying they...
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