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CHICAGO— United Airlines reported that passenger traffic in August was nearly unchanged from a year earlier, a contrast with the 3 percent gain posted by rival Delta. United, however, remained slightly ahead through the first eight months of 2014. Both trail American Airlines Group Inc., which owns American and US Airways.
Delta Air rose$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $39.39. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $12.51. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $33.03.
Delta Air rose$. 45 or 1.1 percent, to $39.67. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $12.58. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $32.97.
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While Delta's August performance was relatively robust, Delta shares were down 5.2 percent at $38.79 in midday trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. American Airlines Group Inc shares were down 3.3 percent at $39.16 on the Nasdaq, United Continental Holdings stock fell about 2.3 percent at $48.83.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
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A female traveler allegedly threw water in a male passenger's face for preventing her from reclining.
Struggling Australian airline Qantas posted a FY14 statutory loss after tax of A$2.84 billion on Thursday, the deepest loss in its history as a public company.
When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane. `
The restructuring plan will include route cuts as well as the loss of up to 5,000 to 6,000 jobs, according to a source.
American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.
SEATTLE, Aug 21- U.S. airlines more than doubled their net profit margin in the first half of the year as revenue rose nearly three times faster than costs, trade group Airlines for America said on Thursday. Net profit at the airlines rose to $3.8 billion, up from $1.6 billion in the prior-year period.
To win back fliers, United Airlines will upgrade first class food options and replace snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.
Growing fears of a volcanic eruption Iceland left investors on edge Wednesday with airlines braced for potential disruption.
*Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia gave investors reasons to make bigger bets on the equity market.
Investors should remain long and get ready to buy on pullbacks, funds manager Sarat Sethi says.
U.S. stocks ended the week mixed after news of fresh conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers: