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The New Flight Delay: Can't Take Off Without Granola Bars

New federal regulations intended to ensure you won't find yourself trapped for hours on a plane with no food or water have resulted in a new type of flight delay: Travel columnist Randy Diamond fell victim last week to this unintended consequence, which he calls "the granola bar wait."

Earnings Preview: United, AirTran Set to Improve

United Airlines parent UAL Corp. and AirTran Holdings will release their fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, and both are expected to post improved results, helped by lower jet fuel costs and slower declines in demand.

Delta Narrows Loss, but Misses Estimates

Delta Air Lines reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss Tuesday, helped by lower fuel costs and declining restructuring charges, but results failed to meet Wall Street's expectations.

Earnings Preview: Southwest and Continental

Southwest and Continental report quarterly earnings Thursday with investors keen to hear if the outfits will be adding back some capacity in 2010, an indication that the worst of the industry's downturn may be behind it.

Fees and Fuel Costs Give AMR a Narrower Loss

American Airlines' parent company AMR Corp. posted a narrower fourth-quarter loss Wednesday, helped by lower fuel costs and increases in revenue from passenger fees, but results missed Wall Street's forecast.