Summer 2016

A Model of Consistency? The DOT's Approach to Unfair Competition in the Deregulated Air Transportation Market

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A Model of Consistency? The DOT's Approach to Unfair Competition in the Deregulated Air Transportation Market

By James H. Burnley IV and Andrew E. Bigart

The authors examine the DOT's statutory authority to investigate and prohibit unfair methods of competition involving air carriers and ticket agents. They argue that in a deregulated industry environment, the DOT's authority should not extend beyond the bounds of the antitrust laws to unilateral conduct, such as an airline’s refusal to participate in an interline or distribution agreement.

By Monica R. Hargrove

Welcome to the second issue of The Air & Space Lawyer for 2016! The Forum on Air and Space Law enjoyed successful conferences this past spring and is busy preparing for its Annual Conference in September.

By David Heffernan

Editor David Heffernan provides a brief summary of each of the articles in this issue.

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