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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bring on the Antitrust Enforcers! United and US Air to Discuss a Potential Merger

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Didn't we see this potential merger between United and US Air a few years ago?  DOJ correctly raised concerns in the past.  Unless something fundamental has changed since that time (and there has been some more consolidation with Delta/Northwest so I am not sure what the pro-competitive spin can be), I hope and assume that DOJ will move to block this merger should it become official.

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This is approximately what I think of the proposed merger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEc9W2-NPVs&feature=related#t=00m07s

The anti-competitive effects are even worse than when they tossed this around the first time, with Continental now in the Star Alliance. Northeast and Transatlantic concentration continues.

Posted by: dhh | Apr 8, 2010 8:46:42 AM

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