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One Olive Less On Each Meal:$ 10.000 Anual Saving?  
User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

I just saw this in Discovery Channel last day.
They said that a major airline would save like 10.000 dollars by taking one olive from each meal !!!!!!!!!. that's awsome!!!!!!!!.
Did you hear that too ?

jgore  Smile

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User currently offlineVh-daq From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2001, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

yes i heard that, it was in a trivia book i have.

rather amusing i say.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

Not too surprising. If a major airline now serves 1 million meals a year containing more than one olive (so they can remove one without removing all olives  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) and an olive costs $0.01 (not a bad assumption), you have a $10.000 saving.
As most of the majors serve a lot more than a million meals a year, they can save $10K even with a discount on the olives  Wink/being sarcastic

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6506 times:

Just to mention that 10k$ is not that much in the airline business when you imagine that there are plenty of airline who are losing up or even more than 1 million a DAY!

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User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6505 times:

I think the airline in question is American. Ex-CEO Robert Crandall was always trying to find ways to save money. I think I remember reading about it in a history book about AA. This sounds similar to the story behind AA's color scheme (Polished aluminum fueselage instead of a completely painted airplane which saves weight, which in turn saves in annual fuel costs)

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6497 times:

I was reading in the book THE AMERICAN EAGLE, by Dan Reed, (or was it some other book) that American Airlines actually did such a study. In the 70's or 80's it saved American $100,000. That was in the money of that era. It is worth a lot more now. By reducing olives from 5 to 4 they saved.

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