Southwest Airlines Pilots Assn. said the US Dept. of Transportation should not approve the Delta Air Lines/US Airways slot-swap deal. Under an arrangement announced last month intended to alleviate DOT concerns, DL would gain a net 110 slot pairs at LGA and US a net 37 at DCA (ATWOnline, March 23). "This unprecedented anticompetitive deal would create hubs dominated by Delta at LGA and US Airways at DCA, giving them unchecked market and pricing power," the union said in a statement, ...

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