US airlines enjoyed another strong financial quarter in the three months ended Sept. 30, with the 10 largest carriers all in the black for the second straight reporting period and posting a cumulative net profit of $1.67 billion compared to a $738 million loss in the year-ago quarter. But executives worry that the next down cycle may not be too far away. Fuel costs are ascending rapidly and the US airline industry doesn't exactly have a history of long-term financial stability. Rather than ...

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