ctrabs0114 wrote:rojo wrote:How can AA hit 86% Load Factor in JFK if all their flights are limited to 85% capacity for social distancing?
They will probably justify saying it is based on LID... then your true LF is lower (based on aircraft capacity).
LF numbers don't say much unless you show other metrics: ASM's, RPM's and Total Revenue. Even better if we can compare all of them to the same day last year.
I'm reading that as to mean 86 percent of that 85 percent available capacity for sale as opposed to 86 percent of actual capacity.
85 percent of 100 = 85
86 percent of 85 = 73
If I'm doing my math correctly, the actual percentage of seats filled is 73 percent of all seats, available for sale or not.
That is called LF based on LID (actual number of seats available for sale) and not on aircraft capacity. Hence the reason for my comment in that quote. I do revenue management for an airline and I am always skeptical when people post Load Factors alone and don't share other airline metrics. Load Factors tell you a very small part of the story.