The Australian government is turning up the heat on the U.S. Transportation Dept. in an effort to get U.S. officials to reverse their tentative ruling denying a Delta Air Lines-Virgin Blue joint venture. While it would be rare for a DOT final decision to change course so dramatically from a tentative ruling, the Australian government says it expects antitrust immunity for the joint venture to be approved under the terms of the open skies deal between the two countries. Virgin Blue ...


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