Why I Would Not Buy Airline Stocks Right Now – The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic to Shut Them Down

Why I Would Not Buy Airline Stocks Right Now – The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic to Shut Them Down

Just when the travel industry has had one of the most difficult periods in decades, it is about to hit another snag; H1N1 Pandemic. In this modern age, virus pandemics can travel the world at breakneck speed. If and when a Bird Flu, Swine Flu, or other aggressive influenza flu threatens millions of people throughout the world, there is no doubt that curtailing travel, and quarantining regions will be deemed necessary.

Public gatherings too, will have to be rethought, in addition as the way we shop, educate ourselves, and entertain, at the minimum in the short term, until the virus runs its course. Right now we have just such a problem, the N1H1 virus has killed 200 people in Mexico City as of Sunday April 26, 2009. This could cause officials to shut down the city, and stop all travel.

In fact, the World Health Organization is considering calling for such drastic measures, but the CDC has not issued any such alerts about sealing our own borders in the United States to protect our citizens, already though the virus has also been discovered in NYC, Los Angeles, and Houston. And there are flights daily to Mexico City from all over the US.

Aero Mexico flies to many US Cities, including flights to LA, Houston, Dallas, Albuquerque, San Diego, El Paso, Phoenix, Tucson, Etc.; Continental Airlines, Delta, Luftstanza, United, and US Air all have flights into Mexico City and surely many folks in that city have decided to leave and flown out; how many have the H1N1 is unknown, but it is going to spread, that is a fact. So, as far as buying airline stocks, well, you might wish to wait? Please consider this.

leave your comment