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American, Delta, United Are World’s Dirtiest Airlines

In a recent survey of 20 of the world's largest airlines, the three airlines that top the list for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL), ...
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JetBlue Named Best Airline, Spirit Worst

The new American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) study of airline quality showed JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU), a perennial favorite with consumers, ranked highest among airlines. Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Could Boeing’s Move Into Spare Parts Business Backfire?

As new orders for commercial jets have slowed down in the past year and look to be slower still this year, the two largest manufacturers of passenger jets have been ...
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Boeing Ordered to Repair or Replace 787 Engines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday adopted a new airworthiness directive for 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners, ordering Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to revise the planes' flight manual and, more ...
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American Airlines Offers Up Mixed Q1 Earnings Results

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said it had $1.25 in earnings per share (EPS) on $9.4 ...
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Southwest Airlines Earnings Boost on Low Fuel Costs

When Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) reported first quarter results Thursday morning, the focus was on the solid earnings beat. Profits were up 13% year over year in the quarter ...
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Southwest Airlines Edges Out Estimates in Q1

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) released its first-quarter earnings report before the markets opened on Thursday. The airline giant said it had $0.88 in earnings per share (EPS) on $4.83 ...
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Delta Air Lines Earnings Overcome Lower Revenues

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported first-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Thursday. The airline posted adjusted quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $1.32 on revenues of $9.25 billion. In ...
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What to Look for in Delta Air Earnings

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $1.29 in earnings per share ...
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Boeing Traveling to Iran; Still Fighting for Order from Delta

In mid-February, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) received permission from the U.S. government to initiate discussions with Iranian airlines that could lead to the sale or leasing of new planes. On ...
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Alaska Air to Buy Virgin America for $2.6 Billion in Cash

In a deal that was talked about late last week and through the weekend, Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) has agreed to acquire Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) for ...
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Why the Brussels Bombing Travel Stock Sell-Off Is Unwarranted

Retail investors tend to trade based on the news. Institutional investors trade based on the reaction to the news. The fact that Tuesday’s terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport brought ...
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What Does the Oil Recovery Mean for Airline Stocks?

The global airline industry has enjoyed an across the board windfall over the past 12 months, as both the price of crude and jet fuel have collapsed. In the past six weeks, ...
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Hedge Funds Attack Airline Run by CEO Who Had a Heart Transplant

There is a time when it is improper for hedge funds to attack companies to enrich themselves. Such is the case with PAR Capital Management and Altimeter Capital Management, which own ...
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Tale of 2 Discount Fares: JetBlue vs Southwest

While prospects for the U.S. airlines industry are not exactly bleak, it is fair to say that those prospects may be getting a dose of reality. Two of the country's ...
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