Continental Airlines Boeing 737 in Mexico

Continental Airlines is reporting that the H1N1 (or “Swine Flu”) devastated their flights between the US and Mexico for May 2009. Continental could see a 19% fall in revenue per available seat mile in May and a 13% decline in April.

The H1N1 media spree has seemed to cause a lot more than just awareness. The CDC removed the travel advisory to Mexico in mid-May.

Source: Airline Biz Blog Image: World Aviation Group

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C’est la vie! I wouldn’t have flown to Mexico during that time!


My parents got quarantined on a flight cause a kid got sick and the airline had to be over cautious cause of this rediculously unnecessary pandemonium.

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