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Airlines posted record profits last year

5 stunning stats about airlines

Low oil prices have been really good for airlines' bottom lines.

U.S. airlines raked in a profit of $25.6 billion last year, a 241% increase from 2014, according to the Department of Transportation.

The drop in oil prices meant big savings for the industry: Airlines spent nearly $27 billion on fuel in 2015, 38% less than in 2014.

Lower oil prices have allowed airlines to expand and add new routes -- and the...