U.S. sues to stop American Airlines, JetBlue partnership

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By Diane Bartz, David Shepardson and Jonathan Stempel WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department and six states filed an antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday against American Airlines Group Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp seeking to stop a partnership the government said could lead to higher fares in busy Northeastern U.S. airports. The lawsuit asked a federal court in Boston to stop the “Northeast Alliance” partnership, announced in July 2020 and approved by the U.S. Transportation Department shortly before the end of the Trump administration. It took aim at American Airlines, the largest airline…

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