Airlines try, fail to push fares up

Bids to add seats, fuel’s cost factors

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 1:49 a.m.

Overhead luggage lockers hang above seats on a Boeing 737 Max at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 in Farnborough, England, on July 10, 2016.

U.S. airlines are asking shareholders to believe the airlines can raise ticket prices while ramping up the supply of seats. To Wall Street, that sounds like a fairy tale.

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