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Judge rules American, JetBlue must undo Northeast partnership

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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…



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