The weighting game

Churchill, David
August 2008
Business Travel World;Aug2008, p21
Trade Publication
The article reports that airlines in Great Britain are turning to innovative measures to save weight and combat higher fuel prices. The British Airways team is looking at all possible ways of reducing flying costs, including innovative means of reducing weight on board aircraft. According to the article, it is a sign of the panic in the airline industry as a result of the surge in aviation fuel prices. BA reported a decrease in number of passengers in June 2008. Most airlines are also said to have already tightened up their baggage allowances.


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