Continental and United ease through the most difficult part of their merger approval process
U.S. legacy carriers may be at fault for the depressingly low level of consumer confidence and restrictive legislation currently bulldozing through Congress, but even the most disgruntled opponent has to admire the skill and speed with which they are pushing through substantial merger agreements. The latest, and possibly greatest, example of this is the U.S. Justice Departmentâ€™s recent tacit approval of United Airlinesâ€™ roughly $3.2-billion merger with its Houston-based alliance partner, ...
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