For over four years American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines—the Big Three—have waged a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to frustrate competition in the US-EU market where—together with foreign alliance and JV partners—they control nearly 90% of the seats. Having attained this profit-maximizing stranglehold and, shielded from oversight by antitrust immunity, having ample cash to lobby Washington to protect “their” market, the Big Three ...

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