American Airlines reported third-quarter 2016 net income of $737 million, down 56.5% from a net profit of $1.7 billion in the prior-year period, and is planning conservative capacity growth through 2017. The Dallas/Fort Worth-based airline pointed out that pre-tax net income excluding special items was $1.5 billion, but earnings on that basis were still $400 million lower year-over-year. Chairman and CEO Doug Parker told analysts and reporters that “while [earnings] are down, ...

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