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Several hundred employees of American Airlines and U.S. Airways ask members of Congress to support their merger bid. (Peter O'Dowd/KJZZ)
Several hundred employees of American Airlines and U.S. Airways ask members of Congress to support their merger bid. (Peter O'Dowd/KJZZ)

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.

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This segment aired on September 20, 2013.

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