posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 04:50 AM
I checked from Boeing.com that an MD-80 holds 5,840 US gal. of course not all flights are going to burn up this amount of fuel, but for the sake of
argument, assuming they did (and I'm not including the SWA & DAL groundings and fuel amounts) let's calculate the amount of fuel that was not burnt
up to provide fast and cheep travel to American passengers:
5,840 x 1000flights = 5,840,000 us gal. saved.
5,840 x 900 flights = 5, 256,000 us gal. saved.
for a total of 11,096,000 us gal. of Jet A. saved.
Suppose Jet fuel is $3.33 a gal, that translates to $36,949,680.00 that was not payed out for fuel. To bad we don't have the actual revenue that was
lost...or will they all just get re-routed and vouchers on later flights? Either way it's likely American will get most of what they already
My question is, this must have had an impact of sorts on the supply of fuel, and thus effected the price such that it would go down (simple supply vs.
demand excuse that the oil companies constantly give us). Did anyone see...uh, was this the case?
Probably just a drop of water in an olympic sized swimming pool I suppose. Well, it was a bad day for the airlines and stranded spoiled rotten
passengers (you see them on the tv babbling on saying things like "I had to wait in line for two hours...I don't want coffee and donuts, I want my
flight" reminds me of the fat girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory LOL), but a better day for the earth's atmosphere.
[edit on 10-4-2008 by skyshow]