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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-After airlines reported record profits last week for the second quarter, the New York Times talked to travelers who are irked by the fees which have boosted profits. “Some airline passengers view high fees, an increasing number of fees and poor disclosures as sources of friction when traveling,” the article says.

-More airlines are getting in to biofuels, according to this article by the Associated Press. With U.S. airlines burning 45 million gallons of jet fuel a day, several carriers including United Airlines and Southwest Airlines are testing fuels made from garbage to make their jets fly.

-The Los Angeles Times warns travelers that other airlines may copy Delta Air Lines’ latest changes to its frequent flier program. Delta recently announced that for award travel on or after June 1, 2016, the number of miles needed to book a flight may rise based on the destination and demand for the seat.