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American Airlines Earnings Hit Afterburner on Lower Fuel Costs

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings before markets opened Friday morning. The airline posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.73 on revenues of $9.8 ...
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Why Southwest Trumped United Continental on Earnings

Among major airlines, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) currently is considered one of the best run, but when earnings come around, how does it stack up against the competition like ...
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How Spirit Airlines Makes Money While Being Hated

Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) could not have done much worse in the widely regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index for the airline carrier business. Against an industry average 71 on a ...
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American Airlines Cuts Ticket Prices to 50 States

American Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) has cut fares to all 50 states as part of a promotion that presumably will add to its summer traffic. The puzzle is why the ...
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Emirates Snubs GE, Pratt & Whitney in $9.2 Billion Order

British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce announced Friday morning that it had won the largest order in the company’s history from Middle East carrier Emirates. The Dubai-based carrier has agreed to ...
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Deutsche Bank Has 4 Airline Stocks to Buy With Big Upside Potential

If one theme dominates current Wall Street headlines, it is the strong dollar and currency headwinds. For the major airlines with big international routes into the United States, that could ...
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Airline Quality Ratings at 5-Year Low

In 2014, the U.S. airline industry posted its worst quality rating score in five years. Of the 12 U.S.-based carriers included in the rankings, the worst were Envoy/American Eagle, Express ...
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Delta Loses Court Battle to Boeing Over Ex-Im Bank

Another skirmish in the war over renewing the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank concluded last week when federal district court in Washington, D.C., ruled against a claim by Delta ...
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Airbus A320neo

Airbus, Boeing Plan to Make Flying Even More Uncomfortable

Both Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and rival Airbus have generated thousands of orders for their new single-aisle passenger jets, with projected deliveries of the new Airbus A320neo starting in late ...
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Why This Analyst Is So Positive on Delta Air

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) has been riding high on lower oil prices throughout the past year, and it looks like the airline will continue to do so, according ...
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How Airlines Have to Treat the Risks After This Tragic Plane Crash

The tragic plane crash in Europe this week has turned out to be even more tragic than most travelers and media watchers may have ever imagined. The copilot appears to ...
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The World’s Safest Airlines Include Lufthansa

Lufthansa made the list of the "World's Safest Airlines for 2015." It is a sign that even carriers with impeccable records can suffer a tragic accident like the one ...
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Battle Between US, Persian Gulf Carriers Over Airline Routes Heats Up

The three largest U.S. airlines have charged three major Persian Gulf carriers with accepting $42 billion in subsidies over the past decade and using the money to steal market share on ...
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American Airlines Replaces Allergan in S&P 500

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will be the newest addition to the S&P 500, taking the place of Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN). The change will occur after the close ...
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Air Travel Surges to Highest Level in 7 Years

Airlines have been able to raise ticket prices almost at will, it seems. They have added fees for everything from baggage to blankets. Add to those advantages a plunge in ...
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