From:ngupta@mtl.mit.edu (Nitin Gupta)Organization:Massachvsetts Institvte of TechnologyDate:24 Apr 93 09:28:46 PDTFollowups:1 2

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My advisor and I were talking about aviation because he flies a lot and I wish I did :-), and he gave a stat Lufthansa published that the optimal "mileage" that a fully loaded 747 can attain is 80 miles/gallon/person. Is this a reasonable number? Also, take a 767 BOS-SFO flight. Assuming a packed flight, how much does it cost to operate, including fuel, cost of the plane, pilots, staff, landing fees, peanuts, etc. Therefore, how much does the company need in total airfare to break even. How much does this come out to per person. Is 80 miles/gallon/person a reasonable "mileage". We were basically wondering how the airlines make money. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Nitin Gupta MIT Submicron Structures Laboratory ngupta@mtl.mit.edu NeXT Mail Encouraged 617 253 0721 ---------------------------------------------------------------------