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Airline stocks can make foreboding investments given the volume of news surrounding the airline industry. In the articles below, you will find airline news coverage with a focus on new aircraft orders and capital expenditures, union contract negotiations for pilots, flight attendants and ground crew, airline mergers and overall trends in airline industry revenue.

Additionally, you'll find consumer-focused coverage of airlines -- including baggage fees, interactions with the Transportation Security Administration and reviews of airports -- which, in time, may impact the price of airline shares and the perception of the airline industry as a whole.

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American Airlines will merge its flight operating systems this weekend, a year after merging its reservations systems following the 2013 merger with US Airways.
9/26/16 6:45AM
American Airlines introduced a new top management structure on Monday and new uniforms Tuesday. Shares are up 41% since June 27.
9/21/16 6:45AM
Southwest Airlines stands alone in that it doesn't charge for first and second checked bags and continues to hedge fuel costs.
9/20/16 8:00AM
Airlines lost out in their previous bid to have air traffic control spun off and privatized, but they are not giving up.
9/16/16 9:25AM
Alaska Airlines, looking to become the fifth national airline if a merger with Virgin America is approved, has no plans to operate long-haul international flights.
9/15/16 8:00AM
For American, Delta and United, the bottom line in the dispute with the big three Gulf carriers is an end to 'fifth freedom' Europe-U.S. flying
9/15/16 6:45AM
United Airlines built the most successful trans-Pacific hub in San Francisco. That forced the airline to change its strategy at Tokyo's Narita Airport.
9/12/16 6:55AM
United President Scott Kirby was asked to leave American due to executive suite tensions, a source said. United had earlier expressed interest in Kirby.
9/9/16 7:07PM
American's on-time performance slumped this summer, while United's operations improved. Delta had an August computer breakdown, but staged a rapid recovery.
9/7/16 6:55AM
Even as American, Delta and United try to slow a massive U.S. buildup by subsidized Mideast carriers, federal employees are being told to fly Emirates between New York and Milan.
9/2/16 7:00AM
With a pilot seniority ruling looming after the American Airlines/US Airways merger, US Airways pilots have settled litigation claims with America West pilots after a 2005 merger.
8/31/16 7:00AM
American Airlines President Scott Kirby stepped down Monday in order to move to United Airlines, a principal rival.
8/29/16 7:23PM
Virgin America and the Transport Workers Union reach a tentative contract agreement, marking the fourth time in a week that a flight attendant union has made gains.
8/17/16 1:41PM
The Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380 captured the world's imagination due to their big size, capacity and range, but they no longer capture the world's aircraft orders.
8/17/16 6:30AM
Delta Air Lines will take an estimated $120 million operating loss and will likely become 'more humble' after last week's computer outage, says Cowen & Co. analyst Helane Becker.
8/15/16 10:52AM
Airfares to Europe and the U.K. have dropped this summer as airlines hunt for passengers put off by terrorism but drawn by the lower British pound.
8/12/16 10:47AM
United Airlines is growing at its San Francisco hub -- making the most of its newer, longer-range 787s.
8/11/16 6:05AM
Delta Air Lines has been focused on eliminating cancellations on any of its 6,000 flights. On Monday, it cancelled 1,000 of them. The setback stings.
8/9/16 11:35AM
Following a six-hour shutdown, Delta Air Lines resumed flights. The carrier said 300 flights were canceled Monday morning and delays are expected to persist throughout the day.
8/8/16 11:56AM
Allegiant Travel has signed a pilot contract after a four-year battle with the Teamsters and ordered 12 new Airbus A320 jets -- both seen as promising signs.
8/5/16 6:00AM