United Airlines posted a net income of $387 million in the third quarter. Photo: United Airlines A320. By Rob Finlayson. The nine largest US airlines posted collective net income of $1.91 billion in the third quarter, reversing a $578 million net deficit in the prior-year period, ATW has calculated. Quarterly revenue leaped 17.8% year-over-year to $33.28 billion, easily outpacing a 7.4% increase in expenses to $29.87 billion, producing an operating profit of $3.4 billion, ...

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