Airlines’ undisciplined talk may have led to antitrust probe: experts
Reuters - 07/02/2015
Concern about coordination among the big air carriers was one reason the Justice Department sued in 2013 to stop U.S. Airways from merging with American Airlines. That lawsuit was eventually dropped and the companies completed the deal.
“Here it is – the very coordination that they had speculated about. It was something of a problem before and it certainly has gotten worse,” said John Kwoka, who teaches antitrust economics at Northeastern University.