Table: Can United Find a Savior?
The airline's unions are negotiating to wrest control of the bankrupt carrier. Among potential backers:
His Texas Pacific Group worked with labor to turn around Continental and America West
The billionaire oilman has talked to airline unions for years about buying various carriers
United's former CEO presided over the company during its halcyon days in the mid-1990s
He backed successful startup JetBlue and has been an on-and-off investor in UAL