Calling the US Dept. of Justice's clearance of the proposed United Airlines-Continental Airlines merger "regrettable," House of Representatives Transportation Committee Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.) said "it may be time for Congress to rethink its vote in 1978" to deregulate the US airline industry. DOJ said late Friday the transfer of CO slots and other assets at Newark International to Southwest Airlines "resolves the department's principal ...

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