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US airline execs' talk of 'discipline' said to trigger antitrust probe

CONCERN OVER COORDINATION: The Justice Department sued in 2013 to stop US Airways from merging with American Airlines.


FREQUENT assurances by US airline executives that they would maintain "discipline" when adding seats on competitive routes were a red flag for antitrust regulators on alert for collusion between the four largest air carriers, antitrust specialists said on Thursday.


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