United Air Sued For Monopolizing D.C.-S.F. Flights

Law360, New York (March 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- United Airlines Inc. has been hit with a proposed consumer class action that claims the airline uses its monopoly on non-stop flights between Washington, D.C. and San Francisco to enforce anti-competitive ticket-purchasing rules.

With control of over 80% of the D.C.-San Francisco flight market, United has gotten away with using contractual rules that bar customers from transferring or reselling their tickets if plans change, therefore blocking competition from a secondary market, the complaint charges.

Alleging violation of the Sherman Act, Richard Dominguez filed the suit on...
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