- Aug 24, 2002
- Total Time
- A lot
We make money there...............apparantly you don't.
Bye Bye dork.
You can have it. DL made $2.5 BILLION in ancillary revenues last year. SWA wasn't close. I heard you guys are instituting a program to find $5 in savings each day when you fly? Something Herb did awhile back and you are doing again? Is that right? I hope they don't go looking at your pay for savings? Hold on tight RED!
Here's the article from SFGATE.com Business:
Southwest seeks workers' ideas
Southwest Airlines, which has curbed fleet expansion on higher fuel prices, began asking employees this week to help it stay competitive by finding ways to save $5 a day.
The program repeats an initiative used by then-Chief Executive Officer Herb Kelleher in 2000, when the airline's fuel costs rose 63 percent.
Southwest will choose from among the best ideas later this year and implement them, CEO Gary Kelly told workers in a weekly recorded message.
Southwest is under growing pressure to trim spending as higher labor and fuel expenses erode its cost advantage over larger rivals.
The carrier has to keep its expenses lower than competitors to remain profitable while offering discount fares.
Southwest's cost advantage over so-called legacy carriers such as Delta Air Lines and UAL has fallen by half as those carriers restructured in bankruptcy. Southwest's fares also have moved closer to competitors', Kelly has said.
Bye Bye---General Lee