I've invested in many airline stocks over the years...some I made money and some I lost big type. Easy come, easy go. Whatever.
Ironically, the best time to buy airline stocks was in the immediate post-911 period when they hit recent lows....since then the so-called AWST airline index has risen about 20% but still remains low by historical standards....but then so is airline financial performance.
Assuming that the majors will return to profitability and prosper again this decade, a good portfolio might consist of buying AA
stock now and hold for 5 years. I would avoid US & UA
. JetBlue & Southwest may also not have that much upside potential.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.