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Economy: Airline Fare Wars #148706

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 11, 1993
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(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Lawsuit in which American Airlines is being sued by competitors Continental and Northwest airlines for illegally dropping its ticket prices last summer reported.

(Washington: Stephen Aug) The impact of fare wars and taxes on the airlines' financial woes examined; the refusal of Southwest Airlines to match the discounted air fares noted; television ad featuring Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher shown. [Airline consultant Barbara BEYER - explains why competition and taxes have dropped the fares below the cost of carriage.] [KELLEHER - comments on the Chapter 11 cycle.]

Aug, Stephen;
Poussaint, Renee

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