LAXdude1023 wrote:Now, one could look and say that Houston has the largest percentage of jobs in danger (of that group) and that is technically correct. It, however, needs a lot of context to really process it. Its not like the current crisis is somehow going to drop a bomb on Houston and other metro areas arent going to be just as damaged isnt accurate. You do have some metro areas that look to be less at risk than these (San Jose has only 12.4% and Detroit has 14.7%) and you have some that are a lot worse (Las Vegas at 33.8% and Orlando at 27.3%), but most of the major metro areas are in a cluster between 15-20% jobs at risk meaning that most metro areas are going to get hit with similar levels of severity.
My point is not that Houston will be disproportionately hit by the CoViD-19-related economic catastrophe. Rather, the petroleum industry is a key driver of long-haul travel from Houston in the front cabin, and that industry probably won't be paying to fly its employees in business class for a while -- especially in light of WTI for May delivery going negative today. That will impact long-haul service from Houston harder than Houston's peers.