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Lobby Bar – September 13: The Land of Lost Socks, Bowie-inspired Internet, and the Yellow-paved Road to Frankfurt

Lobby Bar – September 13: The Land of Lost Socks, Bowie-inspired Internet, and the Yellow-paved Road to Frankfurt

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Missing persons, missing socks.  Join Jeremy Del Nero (hi there!) for a stroll through the magical San Francisco fog.  Ever wonder where your missing, unmatched socks go? Ask Oscar Wilde.
If found, please call 555-MYSOCKS. Jonathan Spira checks into the Charles Hotel in Munich. On the subject of hard-to-find things, seriously, has anyone seen my socks?
Random acts of …

American Airlines Bankruptcy Plan Approved

A federal judge in New York approved American Airlines’ reorganization plan.  The plan includes emerging from bankruptcy protection and merging with US Airways, although the two airlines still face a federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the merger.
Federal bankruptcy court Judge Sean Lane approved the plan on Thursday.  Last month, the judge indicated that he was uncertain whether or not he could approve the plan prior to regulatory approval by the …

American, US Airways to Seek Extension for Merger Deadline, Defend Plans in Court Filings

American, US Airways to Seek Extension for Merger Deadline, Defend Plans in Court Filings

American Airlines and US Airways, whose planned merger has been delayed by the Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit that was filed last month, said on Tuesday that neither party currently plans to abandon their support for the merger.  The two airlines also defended their merger in separate court filings that are a response to the DOJ suit.
The two airlines told members the creditors’ committee for American Airlines parent AMR Corp. …

Court to Fast-Track DOJ Challenge to American, US Airways Merger

Court to Fast-Track DOJ Challenge to American, US Airways Merger

A federal judge set a late November trial date for the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit to the proposed merger of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly announced that the trial will begin on November 25 in front of a packed courtroom.  The decision is being seen as positive for the two airlines, which wanted a trial date as soon as possible, having requested …

DOJ, American, US Air Open to Settling Merger Antitrust Suit

DOJ, American, US Air Open to Settling Merger Antitrust Suit

American Airlines’ parent AMR Corporation, US Airways, and the U.S. Department of Justice said in a joint filing that the parties were open to resolving the lawsuit challenging the merger of the number four and number five airlines in the United States.
The filing was in advance of a scheduling conference on Friday to resolve a dispute over the trial date.  The DOJ initially asked for a trial date in February …

US Airways to Move to American’s Terminal 8 at JFK

US Airways to Move to American’s Terminal 8 at JFK

US Airways, which is planning to merge with rival American Airlines later this year, will move to American’s Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday.  The airline operates a relatively small number of flights out of JFK, eight on average, mainly to its hubs in Charlotte and Phoenix.
The two airlines announced plans to merge on February 14 of this year but the merger’s closing has …

American and US Airways Seek November Trial Date for Antitrust Suit

American and US Airways Seek November Trial Date for Antitrust Suit

American Airlines’ parent AMR Corporation and US Airways said that they had filed a motion to set a trial date for the lawsuit filed earlier this month by the Department of Justice that seeks to block the merger of the two airlines.  The DOJ had previously requested a trial date in roughly six months.  Today’s filing asks for a trial date on November 12, 2013.  The two airlines also filed …