American Airlines has ramped up the battle for Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Tokyo Haneda route authority, submitting a formal application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting that the route be reallocated to American for daily Boeing 777-200 flights from Los Angeles (LAX). DOT is conducting a proceeding to determine whether Delta’s Seattle-Haneda authority should be reallocated. Hawaiian Airlines has also signaled an interest in Delta’s Seattle-Haneda slot. ...

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