Jeff Smisek, CEO of United says he would not urge regulators to block a tie-up between American and US Airways, even though it could weaken the global airline alliance that his carrier belongs to. He also launched a scathing attack on US lawmakers, accusing them of “doing their best to destroy” his industry, and contrasted this with the United Arab Emirates’ strong support for fast-growing Gulf carriers, which he described as a “significant” strategic threat.
He can say it because United — and couldn’t — attempt to buy any AA assets because of anti-trust issues. Someone needs to dig into whether AA/US objected to United-Continental.
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