Following a Justice Department investigation into consistently high airline ticket prices despite the fact that oil and jet fuel prices plummeted 40% in recent years, multiple lawsuits were filed accusing the major U.S. airlines of acting as a price-fixing cartel in violation of both federal and state antitrust laws. These lawsuits have been grouped together by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in In re: Domestic Airline Travel Ticket Litigation, case number 1:15-mc-01404-CKK (United States District Court District of Columbia).
In consolidating the cases, the JPML determined that all of the actions share factual questions arising out of allegations of a conspiracy by the airlines to fix prices for domestic tickets by keeping flight capacity artificially low. The airlines have a collective market share of approximately 80 percent, according to court documents.
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