AirTran Airways Chairman and CEO Joe Leonard smiles slyly when asked to discuss everybody's favorite topic these days, the price of fuel: "I'd like to see oil go up to about $80 a barrel for about three months, then drop down to $30," he tells ATW at the carrier's modest one-story headquarters near Orlando International Airport. Leonard, who has led the airline for six years, is no glutton for punishment-AirTran's 84% profit decline in the first half of 2005 neatly tracks the 82% rise in ...

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