American Airlines made big news when it filed for bankruptcy in late November, but American’s struggles are not indicative of the health of the overall airline industry in North America, which was very profitable in 2011. That trend will continue in 2012 and for planners, a combination of increased demand and tighter seat capacity will mean higher fares. It’s business as usual for American during the reorganization process as the company expects to honor tickets and reservations, fly its ...

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