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British Airways.(Brief Article)

British Airways said it will appeal a 6.8 million euro ($6.9 million) fine imposed by the EC for "abusing its dominant position as a buyer of air travel agency services from UK travel agents." The EU, which ruled on a complaint brought by Virgin Atlantic, said BA's practice of offering agents extra commission payments in return for their meeting or exceeding their previous year's sales of BA tick ets "created an illegal barrier to airlines that wish to compete with BA. …

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