cusaeng
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Financial Impact Of Aug Disruption To Ba

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:48 am

from ba intranet
"During the period August 10-17 the airline cancelled some 1,280 flights which affected some 80,000 customers. The airline estimates that the financial impact for the month of August was around £40 million. This includes lost revenue and increased costs of hotel accommodation, catering and baggage repatriation."

bbc report

how can one put a price on the number of peoples lives that could have been waisted by terrorists.

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steve6666
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RE: Financial Impact Of Aug Disruption To Ba

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:58 am

Quoting Cusaeng (Thread starter):
how can one put a price on the number of peoples lives that could have been waisted by terrorists.

It's irrelevant to this calculation, as BA are stating the losses/increased costs or opportunity costs of unused capacity arising on them, not society as a whole.

The government is responsible for deciding the social costs of lost lives etc and responding accordingly. It's an area of economics called cost-benefit analysis. Either the government thought the potential costs of loss of life etc outweighed the potential benefits of maintaining capacity, or they thought that maintaining a general level of hysteria would benefit the current regime in keeping the masses in check. Make your own mind up.
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cusaeng
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RE: Financial Impact Of Aug Disruption To Ba

Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:04 am

I dont think its irrelevant at all.

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wrighbrothers
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RE: Financial Impact Of Aug Disruption To Ba

Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting Cusaeng (Thread starter):
how can one put a price on the number of peoples lives that could have been waisted by terrorists.

We can't, but the whole point is, BA is a business, and when businessses lose money it's bad news ,for them atleast, and while BA aren't arguing about the risk to travelers, I doubt they are too pleased withthe amount of money they lost.

Quoting Cusaeng (Thread starter):
The airline estimates that the financial impact for the month of August was around £40 million.

If I remember correctly, that was the same amount of money that BA lost during the Gate Gourmet strike.

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David L
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RE: Financial Impact Of Aug Disruption To Ba

Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:49 am

Quoting Cusaeng (Thread starter):
how can one put a price on the number of peoples lives that could have been waisted by terrorists.

Should they just tell their shareholders "you don't need to know - don't worry about it"?

As Steve6666 says, they're not "putting a price on the number of peoples lives that could have been waisted by terrorists". They're putting a price on how much the cancelled flights and extra expenses cost. It's relatively simple arithmetic.

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