Airline stocks fell Friday as oil prices rise on signs that the U.S. economy is recovering. Oil prices topped $100 Friday for the first time since mid-October. Jet fuel is the biggest expense for airlines. A rise in oil prices can greatly increase an airliner's costs. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. fell $1.13 , or 4.3 percent, to $25 in afternoon trading Friday. Southwest Airlines Co. fell 25 cents , or 1.3 percent, to $18.68 . JetBlue Airways Corp. fell 17 cents , or 2 percent, to $8.41 . United Continental Holdings Inc. fell $1.19 , or 3.1 percent, to $36.88 . Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. fell 86 cents , or 3.1 percent, to $27.02 . Delta accidentally sold very cheap tickets online Thursday because of a computer glitch. Delta fixed the problem, but the company said it would honor the fares purchased at the low prices.
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