American Airlines and US Airways filed responses with the federal court on Tuesday evening, refuting the U.S. Department of Justice's allegations that the merger is anti-competitive and would hurt consumers."[The combined airline] would generate enormous direct consumer benefit, most significantly by creating a unified network affording a vastly expanded array of flight options for travelers — taking more passengers where they want to go when they want to go there," American said in its filing.
Click here to download American's response.
And here is US Airways' response.
Federal judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has scheduled a November 25 trial to hear the anti-trust lawsuit.