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The cheap airfare party is about to end

After years of bargain fares and low fuel prices, U.S. airlines are likely to follow the lead of the second-largest carrier and curb growth next year in a tried-and-true effort to boost ticket prices. Delta Air Lines Inc. will extend its modest capacity growth of 1 percent in the fourth quarter to all of 2017, with Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian citing “the weakest revenue environment in recent memory.
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