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Turbulence in the Airline Industry

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Turbulence in the Airline Industry

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Turbulence in the Airline Industry

Turbulence in the Airline Industry

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Delta and Northwest filed for bankruptcy this week. What's behind the business failures at Delta and Northwest? Why has the airline industry been such a historically unprofitable industry? And why have the friendly skies been so unfriendly to shareholders? David Gardner talks with Fool Radio economics contributor Charlie Wheelan about the economics of the airline industry.