American Airlines posted a 2018 third-quarter net profit of $341 million, down 48% from $661 million in the 2017 3Q. The Dallas/Fort Worth-based airline spent $750 million or 42.6% more on fuel in the quarter compared to a year ago. Its operating profit (excluding special items) dropped from, $1.17 billion to $688 million, a reduction of $485 million. The operating margin contracted from 10.7% to 6% as revenues increased by 5.4%. The airline increased capacity 2.7% in the quarter, as ...

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