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Airlines Look to Small Carriers after Second Worst Year Ever

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Airlines Look to Small Carriers after Second Worst Year Ever

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Airlines Look to Small Carriers after Second Worst Year Ever

Airlines Look to Small Carriers after Second Worst Year Ever

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The airline business has always had its ups and downs. But big carriers like Delta used to have an advantage. Not anymore. American is expected to lose more than $500 million this year. By contrast, low-cost carrier Southwest has made money in every one of its 32 years.