United Airlines bid to buy an unspecified portion of FLYi, parent company of bankrupt Independence Air. The bid was filed under seal in US Bankruptcy Court, according to media reports. FLYi still is seeking damages from its former Washington Dulles partner but does not have precedence over other unsecured creditors. It will put its assets up for auction on Jan. 3 unless an investor is located. Mesa Air Group also is reported to be a bidder.

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