The airline industry's biggest trade group forecasts the busiest air travel period in history over the Thanksgiving holiday. Does that make it a buying opportunity for airline stocks?
Virgin will reportedly have to give up some gates at San Francisco and Los Angeles airports, among other considerations, before Alaska Air can buy it.
JetBlue (JBLU) and Alaska Air (ALK) offer the best combination of low pricing and an enjoyable flying experience.
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.