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Airlines gain from lower fuel, but not so much for consumers

The largest carriers' oil savings have allowed them to match discounters' cheapest rates, triggering fare wars in some markets. 


ROB BRITTON, who spent two decades with American Airlines Group, is unapologetic in defending the profits his former employer and other US carriers are making. Sure, fuel's cheap, but what company cuts prices as soon as its costs shrink?

"Amtrak doesn't lower its prices...