How the Jetblue, Spirit merger will impact fliers

The chief executives of budget airlines JetBlue and Spirit say their deal will drive down fares for the big four air carriers that dominate the industry. However, one expert says the opposite.

Southwest Airlines posts record revenue but warns of rising costs

Air travel has bounced back this year from pandemic depths, and that is particularly true for Southwest’s strength in leisure travel within the United States. The Dallas carrier said ticket demand has continued in the third quarter. But costs are rising sharply, too.