However Gogo hsa naturally refuted those complaints, claiming that, “Plaintiffs admit that during the period that Gogo allegedly foreclosed competition, several Gogo competitors entered the market and gained market share. These new entrants not only gained market share by executing agreements with airlines with which Gogo does not currently do business (e.g., Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways) but also took business that the [complaint] alleges was locked up by Gogo’s exclusive dealing contracts.”
Gogo’s motion to dismiss has since been denied, with District Judge Edward Chen claiming that the complaint put forward by the plaintiffs were solid enough to warrant consideration. As it stands, Gogo charges in-flight WiFi to passengers at $14 for a day, and $40 to $60 for monthly passes. In the meantime what do you guys think? Do you agree that Gogo overcharges, or do you think that if customers find it too expensive, they have the choice not to use it?
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