Switching Galleys For Seats: American Airlines

In the past, I’ve read that airlines often look at ways to squeeze out a profit every way possible. For example, switching to smaller peanut bags saved one airline millions per year.

So American Airlines, which stopped serving hot meals to coach passengers on its domestic flights in December 2001, is going to convert its two aerial galleys on all of its 327 MD-80 planes to four coach seats.

If you take those 1,308 new seats and multiply them by all the passenger fares they’d generate annually, AA figures it can earn up to $34 million US in additional revenue. Not a bad way to make an extra buck or two. Read the story.

Posted by Gil Zeimer on February 09, 2006 in Travel

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