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The Fatigue Conundrum » American Scientist

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The #Fatigue Conundrum Safety v cost cutting: ~”Delta saved $250k/yr by
shaving an oz from each steak it served”

Such narrow profit margins, coupled with volatile fuel prices (which today account for up to 40 percent of operating expenses as compared with only 15 percent a few decades ago), mean that airlines are continuously looking for ways to cut costs. According to a report in the New York Times, Delta Airlines saved $250,000 in one year by shaving an ounce from each of the steaks it served on board, whereas American Airlines is said to have saved $40,000 a year by removing a single olive from every salad it served to passengers.