Posts Tagged ‘airline industry’

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    Overhead Problems

    Aug 25, 10 • 576 Views • 6 Comments

    You’ve probably heard the story. Fed up, a flight attendant tells passengers what he really thinks of them, grabs a beer, presses the button for the emergency chute, and leaves the plane. The overhead storage bin might have been the reason. Overhead......  [read more]

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    It’s All About Extras

    Apr 8, 10 • 400 Views • No Comments

    Whenever you consider doing something extra, you are thinking at the margin. When airlines decided to charge travelers for more than one bag, they were thinking at the margin. Still thinking at the margin, they realized they could generate considerable extra......  [read more]

  • Blanket Competition

    Feb 12, 10 • 427 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that American Airlines was charging eight dollars for a blanket and pillow brought back memories of airline deregulation, Eastern Airlines, and People Express. Does anyone remember the Eastern Shuttle? With a government given monopoly on flights......  [read more]