Delta, US Airways vow to sue over FAA limits on slot-swap plan

Delta Air Lines and US Airways notified the FAA on Friday that they had "elected not to proceed" with a proposed slot swap in New York and Washington, D.C., due to government demands that they shed some slots in a blind auction. The carriers said they would seek judicial review of the auction requirement, though no lawsuit had yet been filed. Delta and US Airways had agreed to sell some slots to selected low-cost carriers, but the FAA rejected that compromise as inadequate for protecting competition at Washington National and New York LaGuardia.

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