American Airlines filed a motion with the US Dept. of Transportation asking the department to suspend consideration of the joint application for antitrust immunity by Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines and four SkyTeam partners--Alitalia, KLM, Air France and Czech Airlines--in light of the bankruptcy filings by both Delta and Northwest last week. AA believes DOT should postpone deliberation "for at least 12 months," arguing, "The simultaneous bankruptcies of two of the largest US ...

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