US inquiry asks whether airlines worked together to keep fares high

July 1, 2015 9:35 PM

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to one another how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.

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