MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18494 posts, RR: 46 Posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8750 times:
While I don't question AR's ability to lose buckets of money, the Argentine pilot union's guestimate of $25MM for 19 charter flights to JNB is a bit steep. I'm guessing the pilots don't understand how a charter works. The company counters that the flights could net $2MM, or $5 if Argentina advances.
Quoting ETinCaribe (Reply 4): And is the return based on the progress of the team on the field or is fixed from the get go?
Fixed for the 1st round of the WC - after that, a there's a steep reduction (so far) of flights since the amount will vary depending on the teams performance.
If you want to buy, you better hurry - seats are pretty scarce now.
BTW, this claim by the pilots union is totally bogus - 19-25 million is the total cost of the operation (25 million if the operation extends over the whole of the world cup). AR was hired by Rotamund Viajes and was given authorization to sell these charters.
However, this are NOT parcharter ops.
There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!