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Airlines say US case against big merger is flawed

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WASHINGTON (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways say in court filings that the government's opposition to their planned merger shows that it doesn't understand the airline industry.

The airlines say that the U.S. Justice Department's analysis of the merger ignores competition that now exists from low-cost carriers such as Southwest. American says that the government instead relies on "anecdotes involving small numbers of passengers" and an idealized but outdated vision of the industry.

A trial on the government's lawsuit is scheduled to begin Nov. 25 in Washington.

In filings late Tuesday in federal district court, the airlines raised familiar arguments to support the merger. They said that it would offer customers more flight options and improve competition by creating a stronger rival to the nation's biggest carriers, United and Delta.

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