In 2001, the German telecommunications behemoth Deutsche Telekom purchased U.S.-based VoiceStream Communications and rebranded the domestic wireless provider as T-Mobile. Chrysler has had two foreign majority owners in the past 15 years: Germany’s Daimler-Benz and now Italy’s Fiat. Moreover, Venezuela’s state-owned petroleum company has been the parent of U.S. oil company Citgo for more than two decades. So why is it that the U.S. airline industry remains stuck in a bygone era of ...

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