XQ737 From Germany, joined Mar 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3309 times:
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?
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3256 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.
Wilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3221 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
"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?"