How could airlines make money if passengers must be seated 6 feet apart?
- RedstoneLv 61 month ago
Cargo. Much of what the airlines transport is cargo. Don't worry about the airlines, worry about yourself. Protect yourself from Chinese Deathlung aka COVID-19.Source(s): Work part-time at an airport.
- GypsyfishLv 71 month ago
The airlines were making record profits before the pandemic. Now they claim to be deep in debt. They'll make up the loss the same way they did before- by piling fees on the passengers.
- el staplerLv 51 month ago
It's very complicated. The profitability of a flight depends on a ton of factors and is different for each airline. On one airline's aircraft, they only need 50% of seats sold to make a profit while on another airline with the same aircraft, they need 80% of seats sold to make a profit. Yes, airlines could raise fares but that doesn't equate to more tickets sold. There's always a balance between what the passengers are wiling to pay. But it's important to note that just because a flight has sold every seat doesn't necessarily mean they make a profit.
- emily5Lv 41 month ago
They could increase the airfares and add some cargos to make it full.
Increase cost of snacks and drinks during flight.
Increase cost of access to internet during flight, entertainment during flight, and if you have to pay to be able to access the entertainment in-flight TV and news paper, magazines.Source(s): From what I know.
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- MatthewLv 61 month ago
The only way that's going to work as if they raise the airfare
- MSLv 71 month ago
They can increase their fares to make up for fewer passengers. However, they are not required to seat passengers 6 feet apart. It's a recommendation.