Japan Airlines and American Airlines applied Friday to the Japanese Transport Ministry for antitrust immunity to operate as if they are one airline for commercial purposes on flights between North America and Asia, while ANA, United Airlines and Continental Airlines filed a similar application for ATI with the ministry. ATI applications from JAL/AA and ANA/UA/CA are pending with the US Dept. of Transportation (ATW Daily News, Feb. 15), and the US-Japan open skies accord reached late last ...

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