Reply Comments of the Council on Wage and Price Stability: Before the Civil Aeronautics Board: Airline Scheduling Committees Et Al; Order Instituting Investigation

by Judith Herman on January 5, 1981
by Judith Herman, R. Robert Russell, Daniel S. R. Duff and Thomas D. Hopkins

On October 1, 1980, the Civil Aeronautics Board (“Board”) instituted an investigation to determine whether the Board should continue to approve the antitrust immunity granted to the Airline Scheduling Committee Agreements. The purpose of these agreements “has been to achieve a voluntary division of take-off and landing rights (or “slots”) among certificated airlines serving four major metropolitan airports whose flight operations are curtailed under the High Density Rule imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Board has not previously tested these Agreements using the pro- competitive standards of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 and the International Air Transportation Competition Act of 1979…

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