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  • The Department of Transportation said Monday that airlines collected $3.5 billion in bag fees last year, a 5 percent increase over 2013, and $3 billion in reservation-change fees, a 6 percent hike. Southwest still lets customers check two bags or change a reservation for free; it gets 95 percent of revenue from the ticket price. Charlie Leocha of the Consumer...

  • He's also more highly paid than the chief executive of Southwest, who was recently touted by Fortune magazine as the most underrated for any industry. He also got options valued at $3.8 million, $3.1 million in incentives, a $790,625 salary and nearly $300,000 in perks, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Anderson was more richly...

  • Virgin America's 1Q profit beats Wall Street forecast Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    DALLAS— Cheaper fuel and steady travel demand lifted Virgin America Inc. to a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations. Virgin America just went public in November, and it is still trying to convince skeptics that it can thrive by enticing economy passengers with amenities while offering far fewer flights than rivals on highly competitive...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.17 or 2.5 percent, to $45.03. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 29 or 1.4 percent, to $20.73. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 94 or 2.2 percent, to $40.95.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.83 or 4.0 percent, to $44.38. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 58 or 2.8 percent, to $20.44. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.70 or 4.1 percent, to $40.19.

  • *Humana declines as hospital admissions pick-up. April 29- U.S. stocks fell sharply in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, led by health insurers after Humana reported an unexpected pick-up in hospital admissions in March and April. Humana shares fell 7 percent to $168.28, making them the second biggest loser on the S&P 500. The insurer's statement also hit...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $45.65. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 19 or. 9 percent, to $20.83. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 36 or. 9 percent, to $41.53.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $46.20. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose $1.31 or 6.6 percent, to $21.02. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 40 or. 9 percent, to $41.89.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $46.27. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose $1.20 or 6.1 percent, to $20.91. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $42.22.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 96 or 2.1 percent, to $45.49. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 51 or 2.6 percent, to $19.20. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 60 or 1.4 percent, to $41.69.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 53 or 1.1 percent, to $46.45. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or. 9 percent, to $19.71. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.20 or 2.8 percent, to $42.29.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $46.79. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $19.88. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 82 or 1.9 percent, to $42.67.

  • CHICAGO— The CEO of United Airlines got a 39 percent increase in compensation last year, to more than $11.3 million, according to an Associated Press analysis. He also received the same $975,000 salary as before, plus more than $2.3 million in incentives, and $302,277 in other compensation, about half of which was matching contributions to retirement plans.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $46.88. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $20.01. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 44 or 1.0 percent, to $43.05.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $46.98. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 14 or. 7 percent, to $19.89. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $43.49.

  • Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    At American Airlines, passengers flew fewer miles and revenue declined 2 percent in the first quarter. —United Airlines posted record first-quarter earnings of $508 million, even though revenue dipped 1 percent; it saved more than $1 billion on fuel. —Southwest tripled its profit to a record $453 million; fuel savings were $437 million.

  • American's shares traded up almost 4 percent, reflecting bolstered investor confidence in the carrier, the world's largest after it merged in 2013 with US Airways. Rivals Delta Air Lines Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc have also announced cuts for travel outside the peak summer season. American's President Scott Kirby said growing capacity and...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 73 or 1.6 percent, to $47.16. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.83. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 26 or. 6 percent, to $43.52.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 48 or 1.0 percent, to $46.91. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $19.77. United Continental Holdings Inc. rose $1.20 or 1.9 percent, to $64.00.

  • American Airlines beats Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— The fuel bill at American Airlines fell by nearly half in the first quarter, helping the company set a record profit despite a dip in revenue. The combination of cheaper fuel and steady demand for flights within the U.S. is boosting all the major domestic airlines, with American joining Delta, United and Southwest in posting sharply higher...