Strong revenue performance helped to offset the rising cost of fuel in the first quarter at American Airlines as parent AMR Corp. trimmed its net loss for the three months ended March 31 to $92 million from a deficit of $162 million in the year-ago period. The 2005 results benefited from $69 million in excise tax refunds that reduced the pre-tax loss from $231 million. "A loss of any size is never satisfactory, but it is somewhat gratifying to have improved our first-quarter results by $139 ...

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