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Oberstar wants more serious antitrust review of United-Continental merger proposal

The chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation Committee expects a "more serious" antitrust review of the merger proposal by UAL Corp's United Airlines and Continental Airlines than was c

Oberstar: Airlines are robbing passengers, shouldn’t the government get a cut?

Should the government get a cut of the airlines' revenue? That's the latest question being explored in the U.S. House Transportation Committee.

Oberstar: “Higher fares, a deterioration in service and financially weakened survivors”

Washington — If regulators were to allow major airlines to merge, passengers likely would see "higher fares, a deterioration in service and financially weakened survivors," House Transportation Committee Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.) warned Wednesday.