American Airlines and JetBlue filed papers with the US District Court on Friday June 9 to keep certain elements of the Northeast Alliance (NEA), which was ruled on May 19 to be tantamount to an unlawful merger and needed to be dissolved within 30 days. In a response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) injunction, JetBlue and American claim in the filing that the proposed final judgement “drastically overreaches” since it seeks to invalidate frequent flyer and codeshare arrangement, and proposes an “extraordinary compliance regime” that the airlines believe is “vastly disproportionate” to the evidence in the case. The airlines add

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