Most people hate the idea, according to a recent poll. But the government is inching closer to allowing airlines to make the final decision.
Researchers analyzed job reviews from employees to see who is the most content. After 3 years on top, Southwest fell to No. 4 this year.
The carrier orders 35 A321 jets and defers orders for 24 Embraer 190s.
This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
The change could be a blow to loyal customers, many of whom go out of their way to fly with the airline to avoid charges.
Tune out the mess in Washington and zero in on mispriced issues.
Domestic airlines in general saw the largest upswings, as the summer travel season draws to a close.
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