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JetBlue, American Airlines joint venture costs consumers $696 million per year, DOJ expert testifies at trial

By Michael Acton
  • 12 Oct 2022 19:19
  • 12 Oct 2022 21:18
The Northeast Alliance joint venture between American Airlines and JetBlue costs consumers $696 million per year in higher prices, Department of Justice expert witness Nathan Miller told a Boston federal judge today.

Miller, an economist from Georgetown University, said the agreement eliminated competition by allowing the two airlines to coordinate their capacity decisions

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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