US Air, United Merger Could Take Flight 2nd Time Around

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- United Air Lines Inc. and US Airways are reportedly again thinking of tying the knot, a decade after antitrust enforcers rejected a merger between the two. But changes in the airline antitrust landscape over the last ten years might help give these two a second shot at making it legal, experts say.

In 2001, antitrust enforcers at the U.S. Department of Justice sought to block a proposed tie-up of United and US Airways, finding that the merger would curb competition on key nonstop routes, a determination...
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