Another Airline Alliance Asks For Antitrust Immunity

Law360, New York (July 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- American Airlines Inc. and four other Oneworld Alliance members have asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity on their transatlantic routes, allowing them to synchronize programs such as frequent flier and scheduling services in order to create a more “seamless travel experience”.

The airlines could be granted exemption under the new open skies treaty between the United States and European Union. Six SkyTeam Alliance members, including Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines Corp., last month became the first group to lodge a request under the...
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