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Forum: Business Bytes 06 January 2015, 06:45 PM
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Airplane I don't disagree that it's a reasonably good...

I don't disagree that it's a reasonably good approximation, but it's really not that uncommon for airlines to refurbish the cabins on older aircraft if they're planning on keeping them in the fleet...
Forum: Business Bytes 06 January 2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 90
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Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane Spirit Airlines does this, as does Ryanair in...

Spirit Airlines does this, as does Ryanair in Europe, but both of those airlines squeeze the seats even closer together than normal, using a seat pitch of 29" compared to the industry standard 31".
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Forum: Business Bytes 03 January 2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,752
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane That's not really a good comparison, because when...

That's not really a good comparison, because when you buy a ticket that requires a connection you're not buying two flights, you're buying transportation from A to B. The fact that getting from A to...
Forum: Business Bytes 02 January 2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,752
Posted By WildaBeast
The thing is, I think people are assuming air...

The thing is, I think people are assuming air fares should be priced based on the actual cost of transporting you from point A to point B, but that's not really the case. They're based on supply...
Forum: Business Bytes 02 January 2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,752
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane No, because that throws off the whole schedule. ...

No, because that throws off the whole schedule. The plane in your example might have been scheduled to fly the Seattle - Chicago flight next, which does have passengers on it, so the airline has to...
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