Trip costs

Date:         15 Nov 97 16:24:43 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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When it comes to trip costs there are three major parameters :
- total trip costs
- trip costs per mile
- trip costs per passenger mile

Especially the two last parameters are interesting. According to Boeing
they have the a/c with the lowest trip cost per seat (the 753), Airbus
claims the same for their A333 in high density config).

First of all you can calculate the costs in different manners. Either
you consider a trip of -say- 2000nm or you consider a trip with the full
load range of the a/c. I seems logical that the costs get better the
closer you are to the max. range of your a/c.

Are there any standards or do the manufacturers manipulate the charts
(by changing the trip lenght) until they have the desired result?
Does somebody have *real* trip costs values for some of todays a/c ?

Rgds,
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