An economist predicted that consumers would spend more than $700 million a year extra if American and JetBlue stopped competing with each other in the Northeast.
BOSTON — American Airlines and JetBlue Airways must abandon their partnership in the northeast United States, a federal judge in Boston ruled Friday, saying that the government proved that the deal reduces competition in the airline industry.
The ruling is a blow for the airlines, which have said that their deal helps consumers by creating a stronger competitor in the Northeast to Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
But U.S. District Judge Leo Sorokin wrote that through their alliance, American and…
All news and articles are copyrighted to the respective authors and/or News Broadcasters. RockyDailyNews.Com is an independent Online News Aggregator
Read more from original source here…