Despite the Boeing 737 MAX headaches and operational hiccups that American Airlines management said was triggered by both weather and a higher-than-normal number of out-of-service aircraft beyond the MAXs, the Fort Worth-based carrier posted solid 2019 second-quarter numbers. American reported an adjusted 2Q net profit of $810 million, up 5% year-over-year. Pre-tax earnings were $1.1 billion, up 5% year-over-year (YOY). Pre-tax margin was 7.4%, up 0.9 points. “It’s a ...

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