United Airlines parent UAL Corp. posted a second-quarter net profit of $28 million largely owing to $305 million in noncash mark-to-market fuel hedge gains, much improved over a $2.74 billion loss in the year-ago period when goodwill impairment charges dragged down the bottom line. Excluding special items, the carrier lost $323 million in the current period owing to the weak demand environment, particularly in first and business class on international flights; international premium traffic ...

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