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Airlines fly afoul of US antitrust boss who fought mergers

Justice Dept investigates whether airlines are discussing how to control the supply of seats, which determines fares

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Not one to shrink from a fight, and having collected victories against Apple and American Express, Mr Baer is concerned that a bigger fix may be needed.

Washington

A DECADE of mergers has led to four major US airlines and a problem for the government that blessed those deals: how to rein in behaviour that may amount to collusion.

Bill Baer, the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, tried to fix the last of those