Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden said the DOJ review of the Virgin America merger is taking longer than expected, but the deal will get done.
American shows a 1.8% gain in Latin America unit revenue and a 2.2% decline in total unit revenue.
United, after years of always being No. 3 among the top three airlines, seems ready under President Scott Kirby to fight back against American and Delta.
United Airlines beat third-quarter earnings estimates, but some analysts were disappointed by guidance on current quarter net revenue, costs and margin.