ORD boy, please produce evidence for that statement...I haven't seen any such statements from Ashcroft in my close reading on the matter. BTW are you a UA employee and/or partisan? Please disclose if so.
As I posted on another thread, there's lots DOJ still doesn't like, and shouldn't like. DC area, and Upstate New York, as the New York Times has reported. Oh well, if United wants to bankrupt itself by paying $60 a share at junk bond financing costs, for an airline whose management has been trying to destroy it for at least the past year, that's up to them.
That'd be more opportunity for airlines that give a damn about their customers and shareholders, like Southwest, AirTran, and JetBlue, to grow. Why Jim Goodwin hasn't been physically heaved into Lake Michigan by UA shareholders is a mystery.
Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)