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January 21, 2005

Heavy Losses Cripple Delta, American

AMR Defers Delivery Of 54 Boeing Aircraft

The financial situations at both American and Delta just aren't getting any better. At Delta, a fourth quarter loss of $2.2 billion made 2004 the airline's worst-ever. At American, continued losses have forced the carrier to forego 54 of 56 aircraft ordered from Boeing. The trickle-down economics of aviation have, for these airlines, become torrents of red ink. And yet, through it all, low-cost carrier Southwest continues to profit.

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Bacteria Still Plagues Airline Drinking Water

New Tests Show 17 Percent Of Planes Still Contaminated

Far from improving, it appears the drinking water on board commercial passenger aircraft is actually getting worse. Now, the EPA is warning passengers with "compromised" immune systems: Don't drink the water.

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Busted At Airport: Michael Moore's Bodyguard

And You'll Never Guess Why

Authorities at JFK Airport in New York say a sometimes-bodyguard for controversial filmmaker Michael Moore was arrested Wednesday night. The charge? Carrying an unlicensed handgun.

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