Monday, January 26, 2015

Justice Dept. probing ticket distribution systems

The most recent twist in the ongoing story of "How are you going to buy airline tickets in the future," through online and traditional travel agencies if you wish, or directly from the airlines online only (which is what they usually wish) is that federal antitrust regulators at the Justice Department want to know more. They're investigating the whole business, as you can read in this good AP story that includes useful background information.

Justice Dept. probing ticket distribution systems

The most recent twist in the ongoing story of "How are you going to buy airline tickets in the future," through online and traditional travel agencies if you wish, or directly from the airlines online only (which is what they usually wish) is that federal antitrust regulators at the Justice Department want to know more. They're investigating the whole business, as you can read in this good AP story that includes useful background information.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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