Cutting Back, Getting Hungry

A Pioneer Press article summarizes the moves of major US airlines away from offering free meals in coach and towards a buy on board model. While it’s unlikely that food sales will be a profit center in their own right, the net food cost to airlines is likely to fall. As the article observed, Northwest Airlines alone spent more than $200 million on food last year.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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