Contributed by: filbert Wednesday, November 14 2007 @ 05:32 PM CST
There is a sense of urgency in the most recent talks, which have been going on for some time and continued as recently as a week or so ago, the official with knowledge of the talks said Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. The official stood by the assertions about the talks after learning of the statements by Delta Air Lines Inc. and United, a unit of UAL Corp.
“They want to get something done before a new administration gets in and so they get the clock ticking on” federal regulatory approval, the official said.
Financial details were not clear. But the talks involve United being the name of the combined airlines, the headquarters staying in Chicago and Delta’s Atlanta hub being an operational center for the two carriers, the official said.
Interesting . . .