“On the pricing side, alliances have both an upside and a downside,” says lead author, Jan Brueckner, professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. … “Cooperation by the alliance partners reduces the fare relative to the one charged by two nonaligned carriers, who operate at arm’s length,” Brueckner says.

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