US Airline Stocks Fall because of the US Travel Electronics Ban

Yesterday we posted a lot about the new Trump Administration US Travel Electronics Ban. The news broke that it was not longer just a US Travel Ban but also a UK Travel Ban. It went widely unreported across the major news channels yesterday but today it’s been growing. Today, US Airline Stocks are the ones paying the price.

In case you haven’t been up to date, here’s the basic info on the ban. Here’s some deeper information on Trump’s meeting with airline CEO’s as well, where the Delta CEO called for a “leveling” of the playing field in order to increase jobs.

Electronics larger than a cell phone will have to be placed in the hold of the aircraft so you won’t have access to them, also subjecting them to potential damage and theft.

American Airlines 777, from Bizjournals.com

Once the word got out that this would be affecting airlines, and not just the US airlines, stocks opened wildly lower this morning. American Airlines opened down 1.7%, Delta opened down 2.15%, and United opened down 2.4%.

 

While United has recovered slightly, at the time of posting Delta is still in the negative for the day and American Airlines is till down over 1.5%.

Airline Stock Prices

American Airlines Stock Price

Airline Stock Prices

Delta Stock Drop

This didn’t just affect the US stocks and the airlines based here. IAG, the parent company of British Airways (also affected by the UK ban) took a big hit of over 2% to their stock value.

Airline Stock Quote

Anyone telling you what is happening in our country doesn’t have global and wide reaching implications is flat out wrong. 

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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