GAO says airline merger would reduce competition

There are 4 comments on the Jun 19, 2013, The Brainerd Daily Dispatch story titled GAO says airline merger would reduce competition. In it, The Brainerd Daily Dispatch reports that:

A government review finds that the merger of American Airlines and US Airways would reduce competition on more than 1,600 routes traveled by more than 53 million passengers.

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Since: May 08

Santee CA

#1 Jun 20, 2013
Yes, when 2 companies merge you get one.. One is less than 2... Good job, nice article.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Jun 20, 2013
Reduced competition is bad for the consumer, always.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#3 Jun 21, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Reduced competition is bad for the consumer, always.
True, but it is life... Tried to change cell companies lately? Wait till your contract is over... Change cable companies? Can you? Based on where you live maybe not. Without this merger US and AA as stand alones cannot compete on a level field with UA and DL... They have greater purchasing power due to their size, like Costco, Sams Club or Walmart..UA and DL have the ability to control markets and set pricing without fear of being undersold. Any questions?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 Jun 22, 2013
Prost wrote:
<quoted text>True, but it is life... Tried to change cell companies lately? Wait till your contract is over... Change cable companies? Can you? Based on where you live maybe not. Without this merger US and AA as stand alones cannot compete on a level field with UA and DL... They have greater purchasing power due to their size, like Costco, Sams Club or Walmart..UA and DL have the ability to control markets and set pricing without fear of being undersold. Any questions?
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