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High jet fuel prices have protected existing airlines from startups, prevented fare wars

...difficult to kill one off," says Jamie Baker, an airline analyst with JPMorgan Chase.A decade ago, airlines were...than they have in the past," says Hunter Keay, an airline analyst with Wolfe Research.Airlines are only expanding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-16/high-jet-fuel-prices-have-
Airlines shift focus from baggage fees

...carrier or not travel at all," says Jim Corridore, an airline analyst with Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.In the past...family of four, checking suitcases?Jamie Baker, an airline analyst with JP Morgan Chase, likens it to a meal at a restaurant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-30/airlines-shift-focus-bagga
New Boeing 787s will be reviewed

...decision to conduct a comprehensive review of the 787 is fairly remarkable but was necessary to reassure the public, airline analysts said."Most likely, you're looking a manufacturing issue that will change as they learn to build the aircraft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-11/new-boeing-787s-will-be-re
Allegiant Air flies notion of offering variable-rate ticket

...price volatility to passengers."I give them points for being creative," says Henry H. Harteveldt, principal airline analyst with Forrester Research. "But I think it is ultimately very confusing."In part, that's because it already...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-09/allegiant-air-flies-notion
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Rising oil costs aren't only reason for higher airfares

...percent increase from the previous year. By summer that figure could reach $430, said Robert Herbst, an independent airline analyst.Airlines have the upper hand on prices for several reasons:- The improving economy. Business travelers are expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-11/rising-oil-costs-arent-onl
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Airline fuel costs continue to rise

...United States is not meant to be a low-cost mass transit system. The airlines are in business to be profitable," airline analyst Robert Herbst said.A decade ago, fuel accounted for about 15 percent of airline operating expenses. Five years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-05-30/airline-fuel-costs-continu
U.S. airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees

...industry."If it weren't for the fees, the airlines would most likely be losing money," said Jim Corridore, an airline analyst with Standard & Poor's.That's little comfort to fliers who have felt nickel-and-dimed by the airlines over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-13/us-airlines-collected-34-b
Southwest agrees to buy AirTran

...competitors like United and American to give up the hundreds of millions of dollars a year they make from baggage fees, airline analyst Joy Sorenson said.While Southwest will be about 25 percent larger when the deal is complete, it will remain the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-09-27/southwest-agrees-buy-airtr
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Another carrier is grounded for good

...share can be devastating to a carrier that offers only business class. "It's no surprise," Calyon Securities airline analyst Ray Neidl said of Eos' downfall. "We saw it happen with other smaller, undercapitalized airlines. Basically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/28/bus_196656.shtml
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Shareholders stand to lose in Delta deal

...115-a-barrel oil, much more is going to need to be done to restructure the industry," said Calyon Securities airline analyst Ray Neidl. The two airlines' shareholders and creditors, who include employees and big mutual funds, have suffered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/20/bus_195682.shtml
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