Turbulence for the Airlines Northwest and Delta file for protection from creditors, which means four of the seven major U.S. air carriers are now operating under federal bankrutpcy laws. United and US Airways are already restructuring, hoping to emerge leaner and stronger in a highly competitive industry.

Whither U.S. Airlines?

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Fuel Prices Nudge Northwest, Delta into Bankruptcy

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Delta, Northwest File for Bankruptcy Protection

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Katrina's Impact on Airline Industry

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United Airlines Struggles to Emerge from Bankruptcy

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The State of Airlines, and US Airways

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