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Airline industry roundup: 1) Industry watchers see the recent fare hike fired off by Southwest...

Airline industry roundup: 1) Industry watchers see the recent fare hike fired off by Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.8%) sticking with other carriers soon to follow. The higher fares could hit an environment where capacity is already trimmed and oil prices are off highs. 2) Delta Air Lines (DAL -1%) has its own little gig going with a refinery now spitting out jet fuel - an event that has analysts sharpening pencils. Which carrier will follow? 3) US Airways (LCC +1%) still quietly looks for a way to make a merger with American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) fly before the firm exits bankruptcy so management can get their hands on what would be a powerhouse combined airline.
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  • as a retired NWA pilot...pre bankruptcy, I have heard this rhetoric before. No merger has ever been a powerhouse without good management and evolvement of the employees. Delta has been close and no one else seems to command that formula....what and see what the Euro groups will do with the American flag.
    17 Oct 2012, 01:35 AM Reply Like
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