Assailing 'Full-Content' Deals, US Airways Says Leisure Travelers Subsidize Corporates

It could be argued that corporate travelers, with higher average yields and lower demand elasticity, subsidize their more price-sensitive leisure counterparts. Yet, US Airways in recent legal arguments claimed that, when it comes to booking costs, leisure travelers are the ones subsidizing the corporates, thanks to what it said are anticompetitive "full-content" provisions that restrict the airline from passing along global distribution system costs.

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