US airlines met with fifth price-fixing lawsuit

The four largest US airlines have been hit with further legal action claiming they colluded to raise airfares to increase profits.

The four largest US airlines have been hit with further legal action claiming they colluded to raise airfares to increase profits.

The lawsuit filed on Wednesday (July 8) by four plaintiffs’ in Dallas claims that American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United violated antitrust legislation by purposefully limiting seating capacity on US flights and restricting the number of available flights to artificially inflate airfares.

The latest lawsuit follows similar ones being filed against the airlines in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

The US department of justice also confirmed last week that it will investigate the four carriers’ possible collusion.

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