End Airline Protectionism: Allow Foreign Carriers on Domestic Routes 21 hours agoRyan McMakenIn the wake of the United Airlines debacle — in which the airline had airport police assault one of its own customers — customers have begun to ask why there doesn't seem to be more competition for United to contend with. They ask: would United treat its customers so poorly if they had more competition? Maybe not. Is the Airline Industry Competitive? Compared to governments — which enjoy near-absolute monopolies — airlines are quite competitive. But compared to many private-sector industries, they are not especially competitive. It is true that a small number of firms dominate the airline business in North America. Investopedia claims the three top carriers enjoy 70 percent of
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