Britain’s XL Leisure Shuts Down; Oddsmakers Guess Who’s Next

British leisure tour (and airline) operator XL Leisure shut down, stranding about 85,000 people around the world (about 10,000 people were flying their airline, XL Airways).

Bookmaker Paddy Power had put out a list on Wednesday of airlines it thought would shut down, and XL wasn’t on the list – but bettors put so much money on XL, that they had to close betting.  In case you were wondering, Air Berlin is the next best guess to close down (7-1 odds) and Vueling follows at 8-1.