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Airline plans for coming months and longer

Airline executives from the major carriers spent time in New York last week, talking to Wall Street analysts about what they're been doing recently, and plans they're making for 2011 and beyond. Southwest was talking about fuel prices and new airplanes that will soon be flying; Delta execs noted how it's increasing its offering of first-class seats (in part to distinguish itself from Southwest and other low-cost carriers); and American's leaders also lamented rising oil prices and how they will be affected.

Airline plans for coming months and longer

Airline executives from the major carriers spent time in New York last week, talking to Wall Street analysts about what they're been doing recently, and plans they're making for 2011 and beyond. Southwest was talking about fuel prices and new airplanes that will soon be flying; Delta execs noted how it's increasing its offering of first-class seats (in part to distinguish itself from Southwest and other low-cost carriers); and American's leaders also lamented rising oil prices and how they will be affected.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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