DOT Rules Increased Fees At LAX Discriminatory

Law360, New York (June 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation found Friday that increased rates charged by the Los Angeles airport agency discriminated against carriers at Los Angeles International Airport.

In its decision, the DOT found that the Los Angeles World Airports imposed rentable space methodology in a way that discriminates at two terminals.

The carriers, Alaska Airlines Inc., AirTran Airways Inc., ATA Airlines Inc., Frontier Airlines Inc., Midwest Airlines Inc., Southwest Airlines Co. and US Airways Group Inc., filed a complaint in February against the LAWA challenging the fee increases....
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