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___ Tiny Allegiant Air thrives on low costs, high fees LAS VEGAS (AP) — There are no sure things in this city — with one exception: Allegiant Air. While other U.S. airlines have struggled over the past decade from the ups and downs of the economy and the price of jet fuel, Allegiant has been profitable for 10 straight years. The tiny airline focuses on a niche ignored by other airlines: It only flies from small cities to sunny vacation spots. The Las Vegas-based airline charges extra to book flights online, or to use a credit card. Selecting a seat in advance costs $5 to $75 each way, depending on the length of a flight. Even a bottle of water costs $2. ___ RIM posts larger-than-expected…