06/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Airlines Seek Out New Ways To Save On Fuel As Costs Soar

The nation's airlines are scrutinizing every step of their operations, from the tarmac to the sky, and from the nose to the tail of their planes, searching for new ways to cut their soaring fuel bills.

They are power-washing jet engines more often to get rid of grime, carrying less water for the bathroom faucets and toilets, and replacing passenger seats with lighter models.

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