Courtesy, Delta Air Lines Though Delta Air Lines’ (DL) third-quarter fuel-related expenses increased 42% year-over-year, the Atlanta-based carrier said it offset 85% of a $1 billion impact of higher fuel prices and saved $100 million in fuel spend through hedging. DL posted a net income of $549 million, up 51% year-over-year, on a 10% increase in revenues to $9.8 billion. Excluding $216 million of special items, net income was $765 million for the quarter. "We are ...

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