American Airlines shares rise Tuesday following an announcement the stock will join the S&P 500. Airline analysts wonder if United will be next.
JetBlue shares gain 18% this year despite lukewarm support from many airline analysts.
United, locked in a continuing safety dispute with its pilots, has not responded to safety concerns raised in a Jan. 28 meeting, according to the chairman of United's ALPA chapter.
Etihad puts a Boeing's 787 on its Abu Dhabi-Washington route starting March 15, as U.S. airlines finally have the money to replenish their fleets.
Emirates is offering 2-for-1 pricing on tickets to Dubai, recalling American CEO Bob Crandall's 2-for-1 pricing in 1992 that triggered the biggest fare sale in industry history.
American and Delta have both dropped routes to India, leaving United as the only U.S. carrier in the market, where the Gulf carriers have tightened their grip on the market.
Hawaiian Airlines says it will retrofit the 18 Boeing 717 jets, which it operates between the Hawaiian islands, by the end of the year.
Etihad Airways says it will put an Airbus A380 on the Abu Dhabi-JFK route in December, meaning it will offer passengers the chance to fly in 125-square-foot penthouses for $32,000.
American Airlines President Scott Kirby says the airline is adding 10 seats each to 221 Boeing 737-800s, a one-time event that will not be repeated in 2016.
Spirit follows American Airlines to a downgrade resulting from pricing competition as Southwest adds routes at Dallas Love Field.