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ATLANTA/ WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Consumer advocates worry the decision to green-light another big airline merger will mean higher prices before long, even though upstart airlines will get more access to busy airports near Washington D.C. and New York as part of the deal.
Nov. 8- U.S. domestic airfares are falling, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday. "Fares are really just a starting point," says Christopher Elliott, a travel consumer advocate and author of the upcoming book "How to be the World's Smartest Traveler."
*Profit 79 cents a share excluding items vs estimate of 75 cents. Oct 30- Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by increased airfares and fees for baggage and other services.
Oct 30- Spirit Airlines, a low-cost carrier, said on Wednesday that quarterly profit nearly doubled as its flights increased. Net income was $61.1 million, or 84 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with $30.9 million, or 43 cents a share, a year earlier, the company said on Wednesday. Quarterly revenue rose 33 percent to $456.6 million.
Oct 1- Republic Airways Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would sell Frontier Airlines to private equity firm Indigo Partners LLC in a deal valued at about $145 million. The agreement ends a two-year-long search by Indianapolis- based Republic to unload Frontier, which it bought out of bankruptcy in 2009..
Sept 10- U.S. airlines operating in the domestic market showed a wide gap in fuel efficiency, with Alaska Airlines taking the top ranking, according to a study by an independent, nonprofit organization.
July 25- Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday that quarterly profit edged down as costs increased and U.S. spending curbs hurt demand, and its shares fell nearly 3 percent. Dallas- based Southwest has added seats to planes and raised baggage fees at its AirTran subsidiary to boost revenue and keep profits flowing, but it faces significant cost pressures.
A Spirit Airlines flight went into a "horrifying" 1,600-foot dive—prompting screaming passengers to fear for their lives—after a close call with a small plane.
*Order tallies put Airbus ahead of rival Boeing. PARIS, June 20- Last-minute orders swept Airbus to victory over Boeing at a Paris Airshow marked by stormy weather and hot debate over the next generation of big jets. But participants said Airbus won the day after losing ground to Boeing last year.
PARIS, June 20- European planemaker Airbus clinched deals for another 90 planes on Thursday, taking its total orders and commitments at the Paris Airshow to 466 aircraft worth $68.7 billion at list prices.
PARIS, June 20- Airbus said it had won orders from Spirit Airlines and United Airlines at the Paris Airshow on Thursday. The 35 planes are worth $11.6 billion at list prices. The 30 A321s are worth $3.2 billion at list prices.
CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric and Safran, added $13.06 billion in orders, bringing its total for the show so far to $15 billion. CFM orders also included 350 CFM56-7B engines for Irish low-cost airline Ryanair valued at $3.7 billion.
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Airfares will still be advertised inclusive of mandatory taxes and fees, after the Supreme Court refused a challenge by three airlines. But optional add-on services often leave fliers unable to compare the total price of a ticket.