United Airlines flew its final Boeing 747 flight from San Francisco to Hawaii on Tuesday, recalling its glory at a time when its shares are lagging.
Hainan Airlines used the Boeing 787 to begin the first service ever between New York and interior China. It now flies JFK to Chengdu and Chongqing.
For the airline industry, 2017 marks the second straight year of declining profit. And no airline stock has come close to matching the gain of the S&P 500. But some CEOs remain optimistic.
A listeria outbreak has caused American Airlines to halt use of a catering facility at Los Angeles International Airport.
American CEO Doug Parker says Atlanta and Charlotte both produce high margins. Too bad for United, which lacks a Southeast hub.