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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

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.


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...