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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Airlines are expected to make $29.3 billion in net profits in 2015, according to the International Air Transport Association. The industry trade group revised its profit outlook up 17 percent as oil prices remain low and North American airlines’ profits are boosted by a strong U.S. dollar, reports the Wall Street Journal.

-More airlines are pushing travelers to book flights through their own websites instead of through third-party travel agents, like TripAdvisor. This New York Times article looks at how it has become harder for consumers to find the lowest fare since it is harder to go to one website to comparison-shop plane tickets.

-And it appears Professor Snape is alive and well, working for American Airlines, according to Time. The New York-based gate agent, who has been subject to quite a bit of Internet speculation that he is the famous Harry Potter professor, appeared on American’s Facebook page on Friday, boarding the Slytherin house in first class.