Column: Southwest sees big benefits from fuel hedging

05/28/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The

Southwest Airlines has hedged more than 70% of the fuel it needs for this year at $51 per barrel of crude oil, The Wall Street Journal's George Anders writes. Analysts describe the airline's hedging program as "bold" and note that some competitors have not had the same ability to hedge because they filed for bankruptcy protection.

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