Tag: "fares"

Why airline mergers always bring higher fares

Posted: May 7th, 2010
Edward LottermanSt. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)
Economists have a pretty good idea of the likely effects of the pending United-Continental airline merger. Such mergers of large companies in any industry with few players can have at least two effects, and Minnesotans already are familiar with both.
One effect, lowered costs, can benefit society as [...]