The party's in gear, everybody's invited, the music is playing and yet amid the mirth on the dance floor there are sad faces, going through the motions of having good times yet enjoying not a bit of it. And so it goes with the airline industry halfway through 2005, five years since the start of the downturn and almost four years since the attacks of 9/11 put an air-tight lid on the industry's fun and booted it down the stairs: Some are doing great and some are hating life. Starting with ...

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