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Frequent flyer Gary from ViewFromTheWing recently made the controversial statement that American Airlines makes no profit from flying passengers! He says it is only their frequent flyer scheme that makes them money. You can see more of his reasoning in this article.

The Solution:

Having spent a huge amount on refurbishing planes to fit more seats in, American seems unlikely to change their “densified plane” policy. Their record for late departures has not been great lately, but it would be a slow process to improve their position in the league table of airline delays (BTW Delta has the best record for on-time departures of the three big US Airlines). Perhaps they should try something more drastic?

One idea could be ripped from an apparently profitable airline in Asia. This airline attracts passengers by parading bikini girls up and down the aisles of the plane. Yes really! It would certainly be a “different idea”, I’m just not sure it would “take off” in the US!

In Asia, the headlines these girls generate for VietJet means that the airline appears to be enjoying great success. Here is an in-flight experience from VietJet. Could this be the future for American Airlines cabin crew?

(Please note, this article is designed to amuse and highlight the hilarious and unusual tactics that airlines use to attract flyers. It is in no way a serious suggestion to make American Airlines more profitable!)

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