USA/European Union: no benefits from open skies agreement?

The open skies agreement between the US and the European Union goes into effect this weekend. But more choices and cheaper fares for travelers may be a little ways off, analysts say.The agreement between the United States and the European Union is to take effect on Sunday, March 31, and will end most restrictions on US and EU airlines’ ability to fly between the two continents. Different air carriers will be allowed to depart or land at various locations on both continents.The concept of the open market dictating flight routes between the Europe and the US originally held the promise of cheaper airfares and more choices for travelers, but analysts say the turmoil in the US economy and the airline industry may prevent immediate benefits.Soruce: eTurboNews; more information here>>

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