Lawmaker urges DOT to delay AA-BA alliance approval

08/11/2009 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is calling on the Transportation Department to wait for a Justice Department recommendation before approving greater trans-Atlantic cooperation between American Airlines and British Airways. "We hope that you will consider this application very carefully and give appropriate regard to the expertise of the Department of Justice on the [effects] of the alliance," wrote Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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