3 Winning Airline Stocks

With greater stability (and fewer carriers), the industry is generating huge profits. These companies should continue to soar.

The airline industry, once a basket case, is a high-flying profit machine these days. Its well-documented turnaround came as carriers consolidated, enabling them to boost fares; imposed numerous nuisance fees; and focused on more-lucrative business and first-class seats. More recently, the plunge in oil prices has helped fuel strong earnings gains.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.