Ubs business jet index

United reported Tuesday that second-quarter profit was $684 million, down 17 percent from a year ago. But that was higher than analysts expected, and United raised its earnings forecast for the rest of 2018.

Planes are full for much of the day, giving United more pricing power. United said that passenger revenue per seat and per mile — a stand-in for fares and fees — rose 3 percent over a year earlier.

United predicted that the stand-in figure for average prices will rise by between 4 percent and 6 percent through September.

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