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Is Travel Countercyclical?

Edward Russell
October 16th, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT
Delta passengers and signage in Atlanta

Photo credit: Delta passengers and signage in Atlanta Delta Air Lines / Chris Rank/Rank Studios

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian claimed this week, after his airline reported a robust third quarter profit and sees seemingly unsated demand, that travel is “countercyclical” to the economic winds. And he’s not alone, International Airlines Group and United Airlines have separately said they see no signs of travel demand waning. Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss Bastian’s prognosis, plus what’s up in Amsterdam.

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