Business Brainpow...
Follow
Find tag "airlines"
71.8K views | +1 today
Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Connecting executives to the latest business-related content to help you innovate and inspire.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Scoop.it!

Are Airlines Driving Coach Passengers Into Premium Seats by Making Them Miserable?

Are Airlines Driving Coach Passengers Into Premium Seats by Making Them Miserable? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Time was when flying was glamorous, even in coach class.

You could arrive at the airport half an hour before your flight, check your bags and board at a leisurely pace. Coach seats were wide and comfortable, and chances were that the seat next to you would be free to put your newspaper.

But those days are all past. Passenger load factor -- which represents the number of empty seats per flight -- has risen 27 percent: from 65 percent in 1994 to 82.8 percent in 2012, according to airlines.org -- the highest load factor since 1945. The high average means a lot of flights are operating at 100-percent capacity. Good for the airlines. Not so good for the passengers and flight attendants.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

After the past years of nickel-and-diming, it shouldn't surprise us that airlines are finding even more ways to cut costs and generate revenue, like decreasing service and flying at a higher capacity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Scoop.it!

How Airlines Spend Your Airfare

How Airlines Spend Your Airfare | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A big chunk of every airline ticket goes toward paying for fuel, salaries and equipment. In the end, there's not much left over in the way of profit.


On an airplane carrying 100 passengers, how many customers does it take, on average, to cover the cost of the flight?


The Middle Seat asked US Airways and consulting firm Oliver Wyman to crunch airline expenses down to the percentages that an individual passenger pays, taking a hard look at costs of running an airline. US Airways created a hypothetical flight of 100 passengers. Each one paid the average $146 fare for a domestic flight ($292 round-trip), plus $18 each in fees and add-ons, based on a year's worth of data ending March 31. The bottom line: There is very little wiggle room on the plane for profit.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Scoop.it!

5 Years In The Making, Lufthansa’s Ingenious New Business Class Seats

5 Years In The Making, Lufthansa’s Ingenious New Business Class Seats | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The easiest way for always-struggling airlines to maximize revenue is to get people sitting in their premium seats. Without buying new planes or rethinking routes, business class means that precious plane real estate can sell for more per square foot. But what do the airlines really have to work with? Space is finite. Serve them food, a glass of wine, and what else? Design the space better.

more...
No comment yet.