Articles tagged “doj”

Airlines

1 in 5 Flight Attendants Have Had Physical Altercations With Unruly Passengers so Far This Year

Flight attendants feeling the brunt of unruly passengers are not feeling protected. If airlines don't want to lose these valuable workers, lose revenue and potentially set travel's recovery back with canceled flights, more must be done by the government to ensure their safety.

1 in 5 Flight Attendants Have Had Physical Altercations With Unruly Passengers so Far This Year

Airlines

Airlines Will Watch Closely the Biden-Era Scrutiny of the American-JetBlue Partnership

The Justice Department is reviewing the controversial new partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways for antitrust concerns. If the deal is off, what does it mean for an airline industry battered by the pandemic?

Airlines Will Watch Closely the Biden-Era Scrutiny of the American-JetBlue Partnership

Online Travel

U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Faults Google for Abusing Monopoly Power — What It Could Mean in Travel

There is no telling how this U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit will turn out, and there likely will be years of legal wrangling. Unlike European Union actions to date, this U.S. lawsuit does address some of the concerns of Google's travel industry competitors.

U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Faults Google for Abusing Monopoly Power — What It Could Mean in Travel

Coronavirus

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

Sabre's arguments that UK regulators would merely fall in line if a U.S. court backed Sabre's merger with Farelogix were naive. The UK ruling was essentially correct about the proposed deal stifling innovation, and somewhere airlines are quietly celebrating the ruling.

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

Business Travel

Sabre and Farelogix Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as the Justice Department Rests Case

A federal judge heard closing arguments in the U.S. government's antitrust suit to block Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix. Inside the courtroom, Judge Leonard Stark's comments didn't show his hand. The case seems a close call.

Sabre and Farelogix Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as the Justice Department Rests Case

Online Travel

What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

It's notable that we had a much easier time finding experts who supported Sabre's proposed merger of Farelogix than opponents. But this court case will be decided on legal nuances, and its outcome is impossible to predict. We pity the judge who has to endure this crash course in airline technology and distribution.

What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

Online Travel

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

The momentum is certainly building for a renewed look into Google's business practices as they relate to antitrust issues. As part of that, a wide swath of travel businesses would welcome such a probe.

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

Airlines

United Airlines Abandons Plan To Buy Even More Slots at Newark from Delta

The Justice Department sued United to block it from increasing its already-dominant position at Newark Airport by buying slots from Delta. United backed off; it wasn't going to win this argument.

United Airlines Abandons Plan To Buy Even More Slots at Newark from Delta

Airlines

Legacy Airlines Change Pricing Rules To Boost Fares on Multi-City Tickets

Let's see: Delta, American and United simultaneously changed their rules on multi-city tickets to the detriment of price-conscious passengers looking to save some money. Three airlines that have a dominant share of U.S. domestic flights. Is anyone at the Department of Justice taking a look? They should.

Legacy Airlines Change Pricing Rules To Boost Fares on Multi-City Tickets

Airlines

Airline Price Collusion Probe Targeting Shareholder Communications

Airline Price Collusion Probe Targeting Shareholder Communications