Trust us the aircartel said, mergers will be great. American snuffed out US Aurways and now controls an astounding 75 pct of air traffic at PHL. United has apparently deeded them the city of brotherly love in exchange for, what, EWR? The collusion is manifest and rampant nationwide The result: a total collapse of competition, reduced schedules, packed planes and criminal airfares. The short hop to Pittsburgh costs a little less than one thousand dollars looking today. Is the media corrupted or just lazy.? There are Pulitzers to be won by exposing this industry and the corrupt process that brought us four terrible airlines who are now obviously slicing up the country with no fear whatsoever of anyone. tens of millions of dollars are being coerced from residents of Philly and surrounding every month.