Council Criticizes Proposal to CAB by Eastern Airlines

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on October 7, 1976
by Council on Wage and Price Stability






Granting air carriers an anti-trust immunity for the purpose of discussing joint procurement of aircraft was opposed today by the Coucil on Wage and Price Stability. The Council’s opposition was made in a filing before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) in response to an application to the CAB by Eastern Airlines on June 22, 1976. Eastern has requested permission to d’iscuss with other air carriers possible agreements concerning the design of aircraft and joint negotiations with aircraft manufacturers. Ordinarily, such activity would violate the anti-trust laws. However, the carriers would be immune from prosecution if they first obtained permission from the CAB.




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