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Analysts Expect Busiest Air Travel Season in Years

This holiday season is expected to be the busiest in the airline industry since before Sept. 11. While passenger traffic has returned to its pre-Sept. 11 levels this year, airlines' finances have not. High-flying crude oil prices helped dash the industry's hopes for financial stability. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.