Cartel redux: "United's fares among highest....service at Newark ranks among the worst," said AAG

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  1. redtailshark

    redtailshark Silver Member

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/10/us-justice-ual-newark-idUSKCN0SZ24D20151110

    Anticompetitive practices are accelerating and DoJ cases are proliferating at the same rate as consumer discontent. As far as UA is concerned, here are some key actions that require full investigation.

    #1. The DL/UA JFK/EWR slot-swap with strong anticompetitive impacts at EWR.

    #2. Fare gouging after the Amtrak disaster.

    #3. Collusion to inhibit expansion between the big four (UA/AA/DL/WN) who control more than 80% of the domestic market.

    This is all in addition to Uncle Jeff's backhander with corrupt NYNJPA officials.

    Who knows what other market-manipulating tactics are going on right now that a full investigation will reveal? Do you really think that number ~ 0?

    It's not just one tactic, or airport, or airline. In aggregate, these demonstrate quite clearly large-scale CARTEL operation that antitrust legislation was specifically designed to combat.

    The US airline industry's oligopolistic problems are intensifying and the only remedy now is to open domestic skies fully to foreign competition. It is very ironic that the EU air travel market really is much more open than the US domestic market in spite of its complex governance involving many sovereign nations.

    Evidence above shows that the US airline industry cannot help itself by exercising moderation from within - they will destroy themselves with their own gluttony - so, we all need AM/TA/O6 and others to inaugurate domestic service and provide market functionality. Not CARTEL CONTROL.

    Vote OPEN SKIES. Write your politicos in support. This idea is now far more probable and feasible than it was even five years ago.
     
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    BTW, ironically enough, I'm actually sitting in EWR Term B at this moment, and I can tell you it's not only the air fares here that are among the highest with service ranking among the worst, according to AAG Baer.... it's the restaurants here too.... same remedy.
     
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    I agree Terminal B is truly in need of better dining options. Terminal C actually has some good choices for dining.
     
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