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Airlines/Manufacturers Investing In Each Other?  
User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3203 posts, RR: 4
Posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I was thinking, why dont airlines inverst in aircraft manyfacturers and vice versa? For instance why doesnt American invest in Boeing so they get better deals on aircraft? or the other way around?

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User currently offlinePhilly Phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

They would be prevented in the US because of anti-trust (anti-monopoly) laws. For precisely the reason you stated (airline gets better deal on aircraft, etc), it would not be allowed.

As a matter of fact, many years ago Boeing was forced to give up its ownership in United Airlines specifically due to the anti-trust laws.

User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1588 times:


I understand that Boeing has close to a 9% stake in Air Tran.


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