jgore
Posts: 518
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2002 2:41 am

One Olive Less On Each Meal:$ 10.000 Anual Saving?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 3:56 pm

WOW!
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
 
VH-DAQ
Posts: 176
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2001 9:16 pm

RE: One Olive Less On Each Meal:$ 10.000 Anual Saving?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 3:59 pm

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

rather amusing i say.

HOOroo
DAQ
 
jwenting
Posts: 9973
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:12 pm

RE: One Olive Less On Each Meal:$ 10.000 Anual Saving?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:14 pm

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
 
swissgabe
Posts: 5147
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2000 4:57 am

RE: One Olive Less On Each Meal:$ 10.000 Anual Saving?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:17 pm

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!
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
 
User avatar
HA_DC9
Posts: 563
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 1999 3:16 pm

RE: One Olive Less On Each Meal:$ 10.000 Anual Saving?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:18 pm

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)
 
flyboy36y
Posts: 2897
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2000 1:45 pm

RE: One Olive Less On Each Meal:$ 10.000 Anual Saving?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:26 pm

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.