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 ā€œinexplicable,ā€ 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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