Antitrust Experts Condemn Proposed Wright Deal

Law360, New York (August 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the latest swipe over a proposed bill that would eliminate flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field airport, a group of antitrust scholars is railing against the legislation, arguing in a letter to congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Wright Amendment could result in higher fares and reduced service for customers.

In a seven-page letter addressed to Sen. Arlen Specter, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Sensenbrenner, and Rep. Conyers, the group of professors said that an agreement between American Airlines Inc., Southwest Airlines Co. and the...
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