LAX772LR wrote:That's not what was asked, and is an attempt to deflect since one generally cannot prove the absence of effect.
The question was, show that JVs have disadvantaged the consumer. You didn't.
You have failed to support your claim, and I called you out on it. The onus is on you to show the relevant evidence for a claim that defies economic theory. The evidence you provided doesn't prove anything.
It boils down to this. Both sides will have trouble proving the claims with data since there are so many variables at play. The difference is economic theory is supporting one side and not another. And then there's the anecdotal evidence, which is what the DL pilots are complaining about. They're not gaining capacity under the VS JV, which implies DL capacity has been restricted by the JV.