Australia's Virgin Blue has asked the US Dept. of Transportation for a three-week extension to argue the merits of its proposed alliance with Delta Air Lines, according to The Australian. DOT on Sept. 8 tentatively rejected a VB/DL application for antitrust immunity for services between the US and Australia (ATW Daily News, Sept. 9). The alliance was given the green light by Australia’s regulators last December (ATW Daily News, Dec. 11, 2009). The two airlines have been given ...

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