Financial cuts at airlines

Dec 16, 2018 Travels

Financial cuts at airlines

Although this story may seem unbelievable, it did indeed happen. Nearly 30 years ago, American Airlines, an American airline that wanted to reduce costs and increase its earnings, decided to remove one olive from its salads. That’s how they got $40,000!
American Airlines is one of the world’s largest American airlines, operating 3,400 daily flights to 250 cities in 40 countries. Their fleet totals 615 aircraft, while another 482 are in the process of delivery.
In 1987, the then head of the American airline Bob Crandall faced the challenge of reducing flight costs. The most famous of his legendary cost-cutting was the idea of removing one olive from each salad served to first class flying passengers. Though it seems impossible, he managed to save $40,000 a year!