US Airways chief optimistic despite quarterly loss

US Airways CEO Doug Parker says the company's third-quarter operating loss of $242 million is "not particularly reflective of the future for US Airways or the industry." The loss was smaller than Wall Street had expected, and the price of oil -- the main factor driving losses -- has continued to slide since the third quarter ended. Parker noted that a la carte fees will bring in up to $500 million a year, while a $1 drop in oil prices is worth $35 million to the airline.

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