American trails peers in profit
US Airways joined Delta and United in posting a big second-quarter profit — but American Airlines missed the party.
Alone so far among the nation’s biggest airlines, Fort Worth-based American reported Wednesday that it lost money this spring, although far less than it did a year ago. American blames its troubles on high fuel and labor costs and a competitive handicap on international flights.
Overall, the second quarter is shaping up as the airline industry’s best in three years, lifted by a rebound in business travel.