49 U.S. Code § 41502. Establishing joint prices for through routes with other carriers

(a) Joint Prices.—
An air carrier may establish reasonable joint prices and through service with another carrier. However, an air carrier not directly operating aircraft in air transportation (except an air express company) may not establish under this section a joint price for the transportation of property with a carrier subject to subtitle IV of this title.
(b) Prices, Classifications, Rules, and Practices and Divisions of Joint Prices.—For through service by an air carrier and a carrier subject to subtitle IV of this title, the participating carriers shall establish—
reasonable prices and reasonable classifications, rules, and practices affecting those prices or the value of the transportation provided under those prices; and
for joint prices established for the through service, reasonable divisions of those joint prices among the participating carriers.
(c) Statements Included in Tariffs.—
An air carrier and a carrier subject to subtitle IV of this title that are participating in through service and joint prices shall include in their tariffs, filed with the Secretary of Transportation, a statement showing the through service and joint prices.

Historical and Revision Notes

Pub. L. 103–272



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


49 App.:1483(b) (1st sentence).

Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, § 1003(b), 72 Stat. 791.


49 App.:1483(b) (2d sentence).


49 App.:1483(b) (last sentence).

49 App.:155(b)(1)(E).

Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, 72 Stat. 731, § 1601(b)(1)(E); added Oct. 4, 1984, Pub. L. 98–443, § 3(e), 98 Stat. 1704.

In subsection (a), the words “(except an air express company)” are substituted for “(other than companies engaged in the air express business)” to eliminate unnecessary words.

In subsection (b), before clause (1), the words “participating carriers” are substituted for “carriers parties thereto” and “carriers participating therein” for consistency in this chapter.

In subsection (c), the words “or the Interstate Commerce Commission, as the case may be” are omitted because of 49:10526(a)(8)(B).

Pub. L. 105–102

This amends the catchline for 49:41502 to make a technical and conforming amendment necessary because section 308(l) of the ICC Termination Act (Public Law 104–88, 109 Stat. 948) struck “common” from the text of 49:41502.


1997—Pub. L. 105–102 struck out “common” before “carriers” in section catchline.

1995—Pub. L. 104–88 substituted “another carrier” for “another common carrier” in subsec. (a) and “a carrier” for “a common carrier” in subsecs. (a), (b), and (c).

Effective Date of 1995 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–88 effective Jan. 1, 1996, see section 2 of Pub. L. 104–88, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1301 of this title.