Fascinating video on breaking down the true cost of flying.
If it costs $2.50 for the fuel to fly me between DC and LA, why do the tickets cost so much?
There are a lot more expenses and this video breaks them down. A hell a lot of money goes to airport costs, and taxes.The one that surprised me is how little the staff get!
I like the comparison with driving. When I drive across the country, I need to consider fuel on top of the cost of the car. That makes airline fares pale in comparison.
I wonder sometimes when I buy a ticket, how the airline makes any money? I think there probably is a formula that tells me when the airline is actually losing money on me!