Court to fast-track DOJ challenge to American, US Airways merger
A federal judge set a late November trial date for the US Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit against the merger between US Airways and American Airlines.
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 November 12 in their court filings while citing the “steep costs and burdens” that would result from the uncertainty about the outcome of the merger.
US Airways flight attendants supported the move.
“US Airways Flight Attendants are ready to make the most out of the opportunities available through the creation of the world’s largest airline, which will provide real competition for Delta and United and a positive outlook for workers.”
Vermont airport introduces “lactation station” for mothers
Burlington, Vermont, airport has installed a “lactation station” post-security for nursing mothers.
The modular Mamava Lactation Station has room for luggage and a stroller, a fold-down table and power adapters, soft lighting, and antimicrobial surfaces. The station provides a clean and private alternative to using a bathroom or other public space during a layover or before a flight.
7 tips for surviving the family theme park vacation
If you have kids, there’s a good chance you’ll be heading to a theme park during your vacation. Here are some tips that can help you survive.
7. Rides Are For The Young: Have you seen the Modern Family episode where Phil Dumphey is at a theme park and suddenly realizes all the twists and turns of these rides no longer agree with his 40-something body? Hasn’t happened to you yet? Just wait, it will.