Boycotting United will never work. Here’s why
Bloomberg - 04/13/2017
But the reality of America’s economy, where monopolies are part of the commercial fabric, makes that threat less than effective.
“If you are in Houston, good luck if you want to boycott United,” said John Kwoka, an economics professor at Northeastern University, referring to how the airline dominates that hub. “That’s called monopoly power, where you have little functional choice for your travel options.”
He added: “If you look at a lot of the routes these firms dominate … sure enough, the prices have risen.”