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Comments on Bloomberg article?
Hey Ben- love your blog, keep it coming! I am curious if you saw this article ([URL]https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-31/airlines-make-more-money-selling-miles-than-seats[/URL]) and had any thoughts on it? Why do you think the industry has evolved so much that miles are such a big part of the business?
Wow! Had no idea – actually shocking the numbers are this high for both the banks and the airlines. Thanks for posting and I hope Lucky weighs in as well.
I’m not surprised. The FF operation for airlines is like having your own Reserve Bank. You can “print” as much currency as you want, you can control redemptions, and all for relatively low overhead compared to owning and operating big jets (although those are essential to the operation).