Meacham Airport celebrated it’s 90 birthday this year. To celebrate the event, the City of Fort Worth held a small airshow. Here are a few pictures from the event. Link to Gallery.
Wall Street Journal columnist Scott McCartney reports on the cost breakdown of a hypothetical 100 seat flight. Assuming the flight was full, how much is spent to cover expenses and how huge of a profit margin is the airline collecting. Turns out the profit margin is an enormous 1%. The biggest expense is file, taking 29%. This despite airlines becoming more fuel efficient – the cost of fuel, as we all can attest to, has gone up considerably in the last 10 years.
Link to the article:
How Airlines Spend Your Airfare – WSJ.com
I travel mostly on American Airlines, but this time I am on Frontier to go to Denver, mainly because they had a really good ticket price. The airline is fine but got me to thinking about the drawbacks of loyalty programs, which is basically that I thing I’ve been spoiled by Gold treatment on AA, so traveling as a “commoner” on other airlines is just not fun.
That is, of course the point of loyalty programs… incentive to keep traveling with the same airline.