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The Meaning Of "Seatcost's"?  
User currently offlineXQ737 From Germany, joined Mar 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

hey there,

in the most aviation-magazines I can read something about XX cents Seatcosts.
In one article there was written that jetblue has the lowest seatcost's of all airlines.
I can also read something like: "The B737-700 has XX% lower seatcosts than the B737-300 (only an example)
Could you tell me the meaning of "seat cost's" please?


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

I would guess it is the price it takes to operate that aircraft per person, per mile. 7 cents a mile per person would be an example.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
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Also it would be 7 seats per seat (All seats on aircraft) per mile. This is an example only. Revenue management people base this formula on all seats on the plane being sold.


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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

It varies a little according to the context.

Often it's given as CASM - cost per available seat mile (or kilometre, for those who dislike incomprehensible archaic units)

When somebody - typically the manufacturer - quotes a seat cost (per unit distance) for a given plane, they mean the cost of a flight divided by the distance and the number of available seats.

For an airline, the CASM is the total operating cost divided by the total number of available seat-miles (or seat-kilometres). The operating costs of an airline include much more than the cost of simply putting planes in the air.



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User currently offlineWilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

hate to nitpick, but....

There should not be an apostrophe in seatcosts. You would use one to indicate the word is posessive not plural.

I.E. How many Bobs are on Bob's boat

Otherwise:

"in the most aviation-magazine's I can read something about XX cent's Seatcost's.
In one article there was written that jetblue has the lowest seatcost's of all airline's.
I can also read something like: "The B737-700 has XX% lower seatcost's than the B737-300 (only an example)
Could you tell me the meaning of "seat cost's" please?"



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