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Old Jul 2, 12, 6:20 am
Swiss Tony
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Originally Posted by Scallops View Post
I have used the service in both directions on a great many occasions and when the loads have been low was told it only needed 11 people outbound to break even! I must admit I am not totally sure how true that is?
Years back I used to work with a great European airline (long since merged into another entity). They used to fly 737s with around 130 seats and said so long as they sold 8 full fare tickets on a certain 2hr flight then the costs were covered.

Obviously oil and insurance costs have gone up massively since then, but the figure of 11 probably makes sense (but that'll be 11 full fare pax, not the avios brigade!)
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