More on the DOJ's block of the US Airways-American Airlines merger

|About: American Airlines Group (AAL)|By:, SA News Editor

The quick analyst take on the lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice to block the merger of US Airways (LCC -7.4%) and American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) is that the intent is to nullify the deal completely, not just win a few concessions on runway slots.

A marriage of the two companies would narrow the field too much and let carriers easily play follow the leader on fare hikes, according to Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer.

DOJ conference call transcript