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August 18, 2014

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Lower jet fuel prices are rallying airline stocks, according to USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Fuel has dropped an average of 5.6 percent, saving the industry around $7 billion, an industry trade group says.

-Airlines are being encouraged by an industry trade group to maintain flights to African countries hit by the Ebola virus. In this Bloomberg article, experts say the disease is not easily transmitted being passengers on a flight and that the drop in service may be due to lack of customers wanting to travel to those countries.

-And Brett Snyder, a.k.a. Cranky Flier, makes the case that the domestic U.S. market is one of the best markets in the world for airlines in this blog post. "While fares have gone up, flights have also become more full. The change in domestic travel has been more pronounced than internationally since airlines have begun to vary their schedules better to match passenger demand," Snyder writes.

-Andrea Ahles

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