U.S. Airways and American Airlines go to court in November to defend their proposed merger against a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit.
If green-lighted, the merger would create the world's largest airline.
As the court date approaches, both airlines are stepping up their lobbying efforts. This week, their campaign included an employee fly-in to Washington, D.C. to make their case to policymakers.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Peter O'Dowd of KJZZ reports.
This segment aired on September 20, 2013.