Suit Alleges Airline Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Law360, New York (August 16, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Four major airlines have been hit with yet another class action antitrust suit, this one alleging they conspired to raise and fix ticket prices by adding higher fuel charges to ticket purchases.

The suit, filed by airline customers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, targets American Airlines Inc., British Airways PLC, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., as well as the parent companies of both American and United.

Plaintiffs claim that the airlines worked together to agree upon fuel surcharges...
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