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Government moves to block airline merger, warns of higher fares, fees

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Government moves to block airline merger, warns of higher fares, fees

But the open-market-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute called the Department of Justice action “deeply misguided.”  

“On the heels of the successful Delta-Northwest and United-Continental mergers, this deal would offer travelers a financially stable third global carrier,” said Marc Scribner, the institute’s fellow in land use and transportation study, in a statement.