In a February study commissioned by the DOT, University of California-Irvine professor Jan Brueckner found that joint venture alliances increase ticket prices on one-stop itineraries between major gateways because they have the effect of removing a carrier from the marketplace. However, the study also found that the alliances bring down prices on connecting interline itineraries.

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