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US: Over 75 suits filed against Delta, American, United & Southwest Airlines

 |  August 13, 2015

Shortly after the Department of Justice announced in early July that it had opened an investigationinto alleged collusion between major airlines to keep ticket prices high two groups of passengers filed lawsuits against the major U.S. carriers. Since then, the legal system has been inundated with strikingly similar complaints from travelers.

According to the Dallas Morning News, 75 different lawsuits have been filed against Delta, America, United, and Southwest since July 1, when the DOJ revealed its antitrust probe.

The legal actions, which have been filed across all corners of the U.S., use the DOJ’s investigation as a basis for allegations that the airlines colluded to keep fares high through a series of mega-mergers.

The four airlines named in the lawsuits have undergone major mergers in the last decade and now reportedly account for 80% of all domestic air travel.

Full content: The Dallas Morning News

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