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American and United report increases in airline travel

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Airline traffic is up and planes are full, though carriers still expect a key revenue measure to decline because of lower average fares.

Investors remained focused on bustling activity for airlines, however, and airline shares rallied Friday.

American Airlines traffic rose 7.2 percent in September compared with the same month last year. The average flight was 82.7 percent full, a record for the month and an increase from 80 percent in September 2014.

Still, the operator of American and US Airways said that it continued to...