Have you ever thought about how airlines actually make money? Bag fees, on-board meals, priority access — those are the easy ones. But what about the actual seat price? Does economy class make economic sense? I’m not an economist, so I can’t answer any of your questions. Luckily, there’s a video for that. A video that I found fascinating from Wendover Productions, which actually has a bunch of great explainer videos on their YouTube page. For now, let’s focus on the Economics of Airline Classes:
“Everyone in economy is just there to fill the plane.” Wow. That’s bleak. Remember that the next time you fly: even though it may have been a struggle to afford those $300 tickets, you’re still just a blip to the airlines.