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Airline Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced it was investigating conduct between major airline carriers that kept airline ticket prices artificially inflated. The four largest airlines – American Airlines, United, Delta, and Southwest – are among those being investigated for collusion by the DOJ. Collectively, these four airlines control more than 80 percent of the market for domestic travel. Reports have said the DOJ’s investigation includes allegations that the airlines would signal to one another when adding new flights, routes, and seats therefore being able to limit available seating on certain flights. This practice kept airline prices higher than they would have in a competitive market.

Wexler Wallace is currently investigating these actions and has filed cases on behalf of plaintiffs who allegedly have been injured by the airlines’ conduct. If you believe you have been injured or would like to speak to us about this case, fill out our online form or call us at 312-346-2222.