Oberstar opposes proposed United-Continental merger

05/24/2010 | Travel Weekly

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., although he failed in his effort to prevent Delta from merging with Northwest, is now trying to block the pending United-Continental merger. "He's a ranking Democrat, and that's the game in town right now," said analyst Darryl Jenkins, founder of the Airline Zone. "The political appointees, at the end of the day, are the ones who make the decisions, and they can be swayed by people like him."

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