Continental Airlines and nine Star Alliance carriers asked the US Dept. of Transportation to allow CO to join the group already holding antitrust immunity. CO last month declared its intention to leave SkyTeam and join Star (ATWOnline, June 20). Additionally, CO, United Airlines, Lufthansa and Air Canada petitioned for approval to establish a transatlantic joint venture "offering customers more service, scheduling and pricing options and establishing a framework for similar joint ventures in ...

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