for LAX to IST, the United prices are great (of course, less great than they were just yesterday! snooze you lose) and several of the flights that would work (ie, enough layover time to change terminals, etc) have this message:
"This flight is pending government approval."
what the heck does this mean, beyond the obvious? Good to book, iffy to book...not gonna happen? does this have anything to do with the united-continetnal merger?