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US airlines say weather hurting Q1 profits

Winter storms left over 78,000 flights of 5 major carriers on the ground

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Big hit: Delta said disruption from winter storms hurt revenue for the current quarter by US$90 million as it cancelled 17,000 flights. The storms dented pretax profit for the quarter by about US$55 million. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[NEW YORK] Major US airlines on Monday said cancellations of thousands of flights would hurt first-quarter profit, but some added that revenue would still show improvement. Flight cancellations tend to add to airline costs during the first quarter, when winter storms hit the hardest. Five US

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