Not surprisingly, support for Hillary Clinton among airline labor unions is strong. Clinton backs infrastructure spending and social programs while Donald Trump backs right-to-work laws.
American Airlines will merge its flight operating systems this weekend, a year after merging its reservations systems following the 2013 merger with US Airways.
American Airlines introduced a new top management structure on Monday and new uniforms Tuesday. Shares are up 41% since June 27.
Southwest Airlines stands alone in that it doesn't charge for first and second checked bags and continues to hedge fuel costs.