JetBlue Dumping Partnership With American Airlines

(Associated Press) JetBlue is picking Spirt Airlines over American.

JetBlue said Wednesday that it won’t appeal a judge’s ruling against its partnership with American Airlines, effectively dropping the deal.

JetBlue hopes that will convince the federal government to let it buy Spirit Airlines.

A federal judge decided in May that the JetBlue-American deal, called the Northeast Alliance, violates antitrust law.

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