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European Airline Passengers Want Cheap Fares and Legroom

Among European airline passengers, some 71% of respondents to a survey commissioned by Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) said they have flown on a low-cost carrier (LCC) in the past two ...
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Could Canada Be the Next Growth Market for Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been a changing carrier in recent years. It has resisted the urge to bilk its customers with endless fees, it has acquired AirTran, it ...
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United Airlines

Why Credit Suisse Sees Clear Skies Ahead for Airlines

The U.S. airline sector has undergone key changes since in the past decade. Airlines had a hard time remaining profitable throughout the whims of a business cycle, and new airline ...
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Frontier’s $15 Fares and Airline Profits

Former American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) CEO Bob Crandall used to say that the airline industry was the only one in which the worst-run companies set prices. If so, ...
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Qantas Defers 787 Order, Hurts Airbus

Australia’s struggling Qantas airline has deferred its purchase options on the first five of its total of 50 of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) 787-9 Dreamliners. And while that sounds like it ...
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Boeing 777

Why Boeing Is Battling Conservatives, Airlines Over Export-Import Bank

When the monthly report on durable goods orders came out on Tuesday, virtually everyone was surprised at the 22.6% improvement. However, when transportation is backed out of the equation, orders ...
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787 Dreamliner Engine Fails Over the Atlantic

The pilot of a 787 Dreamliner was forced to shut down one of the plane’s two engines about one and a half hours into a scheduled nine-and-a-half hour flight from ...
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Southwest Posts Worst On-Time Arrival Record

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) posted the worst record among major airlines for on-time arrivals in June at 66.8%. Hawaiian ...
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United Airlines

United Is America’s Worst Airline

U.S. airlines are among the lowest-rated industries in the country when it comes to customer satisfaction. According a survey completed earlier this year by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), ...
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J.P. Morgan’s Huge Upward Revisions on Airline Price Targets

The airline passenger is the perfect captive audience. If you want to travel somewhere, and the airline that serves you and your area has a multitude of extra costs, like ...
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Virgin America

Richard Branson Strikes Again: Virgin America Files for IPO

Richard Branson is coming to America yet again. Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. has filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Virgin America Inc. to ...
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IranAir 747

Boeing SEC Filings Confirm Possible Iran Sales

Iran remains a hot button issue for the West, although the situation has been very slowly deflating. Many public and private companies alike make disclosures in filings with the U.S. ...
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Israel Flight Bans Not Likely to Hurt U.S. Airline Earnings

A Federal Aviation Administration flight ban of U.S. air carriers into Tel Aviv, Israel, may seem as though it is important geopolitical news, but the move may have a very ...
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The Other Airshow Winner: Embraer Over Boeing

When it comes time for the annual Farnborough International Airshow, investors and industry watchers always focus on the multibillion-dollar orders secured by giant rivals Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Airbus. ...
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United Airlines

Airline Fee Revenues Skyrocket 1,200% Over 7 Years

If it weren't for the various ancillary revenues that airlines have cobbled together over the past several years, the industry would likely be in much worse shape. In 2007, 23 ...
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