I came across this interesting video on YouTube the other day highlighting the costs of flying and why, even with the reduced price of fuel, it’s still expensive to fly. Surprisingly, the airlines themselves don’t make that much off of the average ticket, thus the reason for increased revenue streams from ancillary revenue, paid upgrades, etc.
While I don’t know if the math is 100% spot on, it’s pretty darn close and gives an an accurate representation of the approximate percentages that make up a ticket. Still, even with the high cost of air travel, it’s still cheaper to fly than drive in many cases.
I wonder if airlines would consider cost-cutting in order to generate more profit like past CEO of American Airlines Bob Crandall did? 🙂
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Did you know what fees make up the average airline ticket?
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