GAO says airline merger would reduce competition

Jun 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

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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Yes, when 2 companies merge you get one.. One is less than 2... Good job, nice article.

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Reduced competition is bad for the consumer, always.

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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?

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<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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