The Fatigue Conundrum » American Scientist

August 17, 2015

The #Fatigue Conundrum
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2015/3/the-fatigue-conundrum/99999 Safety v cost cutting: ~”Delta saved $250k/yr by
shaving an oz from each steak it served”

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Such narrow profit margins, coupled with volatile fuel prices (which today account for up to 40 percent of operating expenses as compared with only 15 percent a few decades ago), mean that airlines are continuously looking for ways to cut costs. According to a report in the New York Times, Delta Airlines saved $250,000 in one year by shaving an ounce from each of the steaks it served on board, whereas American Airlines is said to have saved $40,000 a year by removing a single olive from every salad it served to passengers.
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