Traffic reduction from coronavirus

KingPong12

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Has anyone noticed any reduction in flights at your facility, especially those at major hubs with international flights?

In my area, things have been consistently slow since January, but I can’t tell if it’s just typical post-holiday winter traffic or due to the covid 19.

What’s everyone’s experience been like lately?
 

NN9419

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The panic and fear over this whole thing is ridiculous. I couldn’t even buy toilet paper at Target the other day because people are freaking out and acting like its the zombie apocalypse.
 

CF

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Global passenger miles are down like 10% so far this year. It’s gonna hit us eventually.
 

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Will be interesting when the February numbers come out how they compare to last year for the big west coast facilities and their radar areas.
 

PushingTin

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Ticket prices went down. Y'all better capitalize!

Ticket prices are irrelevant in the context of the Virus. People can afford to fly, there just isn't a low enough price they're willing to marinate in toxicity at 36,000 feet for. Same goes for the cruise lines. No amount of discount to stuff your face, play shuffleboard, and engage in debauchery is worth it. SWA CEO Gary Kelly said as much on CNBC the other day. It is not a price issue its a demand issue. We have not yet even begun to see the suffering this will cause. You can mock the idiotic toilet paper hoarders (and yes that's very stupid), but to knock general preparedness for hard times is foolish. How many facilities out there - seeing as the markets were* at all time highs - have a big percentage of their people doing these stupid TSP schemes that has them all in on C or S funds in the middle of multiple black swans, historic uncertainty, headline risk, supply shock, economic girdlock etc.? Only to wake up this morning and find out another shoe has dropped with the implosion of world oil markets and all major markets will drop bigly today and for the forseeable future? I know, I know... BUY THE EFFING DIP! Until all the dip buyers get crushed. Many of these 401ks will not recover from this hit.

What is the agency's contingency plan for when a facility has the virus in it? Can you say massive sickouts? Requests for LWOP? Who wants to work in that petri dish? How many people have been mocked for wiping down their sector w disinfectant? how many facilities don't even HAVE disinfectant available? We are not "all going to die", but life as we know it will be massively interrupted, and it already is. Pretty much the worst thing they say is the spread via surfaces. Its a disaster job for that. We already in the best of times have people practically on their death bed refusing to take sick leave. It's always darkest before the dawn....

Hopefully this series of unfortunate events will stiffen our spines and wake us up from the soft complacent slumber we are in. Its not uncool to be able to survive hard times and provide for your family. No matter how many people mock you for it. A storm is coming


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PushingTin

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Speaking of TSP, how many of you moved to G Fund?
F fund is making huge gains lately. Seems most of the TSP scams gurus have people 100% exposed in S fund right now.

To the original poster RE: traffic down. I think if that's the case it's only very slightly. I think most of the carriers are just flying half full. In Europe many are literally.empty but they have to keep the routes going for politics and to not lose the gates
 
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