Currently there is a group of transatlantic flight providers who are colluding on prices. The big problem is that the Department of Transportation has no intentions of stopping it. Star, oneworld, and Skyteam are able to not only agree on the prices of transatlantic flights but they are also allowed to share the cost. When passengers are in search of a ticket if there are any connecting flights and one of the providers is not a member of the alliance the providers will actually increase the price of their flight to detour passengers from selecting that flight option, which in turn will encourage passengers to select flights from the alliance members.
One great thing about the free market is that when it is allowed to work and move properly the market will find the equilibrium price for goods. In the article the writer encourages Congress to allow the Department of Justice to aid in the situation to make the three producers compete more directly with one another, and to look for opportunities to help other producers to survive.