An airline that actually makes money and has a strong stock price?

Yes, that airline exists and its called Allegiant. Amazingly, Allegiant reported $26.16 million in profits in Q1 2009, a 191.2 percent increase from the second quarter of 2008, and its stock has zoomed from a 52 week low of $15.89 to a close yesterday of $54.70, according to this article in the NW Arkansas Morning News. So apparently you can make money in the airline biz if you sell a lot of packages and Blue Man Group tickets, charge a lot of extra fees, and fly nonstop routes between small US airports and popular vacation and convention destinations. is the only airfare listing and alert site that tracks Allegiant's fares.