Part of the reason for the sharp rise: Parents don't want their kids to be the ones who received the lowest amount.WASHINGTON – A federal judge says a trial over the government's lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways should start before March.
That could foreshadow a setback for the U.S. Justice Department, which says it needs until March to prepare for the complex case. The airlines say a long delay would threaten their merger. They are seeking a trial in November.
The Justice Department and six states sued this month to block the deal. They say it would reduce competition and lead to higher prices for travelers.