Those Giant Airline Mergers Will Likely Take Off

Restrictions may apply, but the Bush Justice Dept. is expected to clear American's and United's big deals

Microsoft won't be the only big issue on the new U.S. Justice Dept.'s agenda in 2001. Bush's legal eagles have inherited twin megamergers: American Airline's $4 billion combined purchase of Trans World Airlines and 20% of U.S. Airways' assets and the $4.3 billion United Airlines-U.S. Airways merger.

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