Travelzoo leads the pack with a gain of more than 10% at midday.
Exaggerated fears that high gas prices will bring about the return of the 'staycation' this summer have pressured share prices of these travel stocks down to bargain levels.
American, Delta and United have canceled or diverted flights.
Delivery, originally scheduled for May 2008, is now put off until later this year.
The online travel portal enjoys a surge on hopes of an ownership change – but could pay off even if Barry Diller stays in charge.
New rules prohibiting airlines from keeping full planes on runways for more than 3 hours have been a mixed blessing.
United, Delta and JetBlue are one analyst's favorite investments as the airline industry looks forward to a profitable fourth quarter.
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