Why Do Airlines Fly With Empty Seats?
Many people ask me the question: “Why do airlines fly with empty seats?” After all, if everybody traveling went the “Brahma” route, there would be nobody left to fill the seats. But that is not the case. Airline traffic is just like a large moving picture – the audience is constantly changing. It follows that an airline cannot predict who will not be using the seats to board their plane.
The airlines have to keep fares from increasing to break even or worse. If they increase fares to encourage a flight, they will soon run out of seats and be left with empty seats. This may cause a problem in airports and on an airplane where empty seats can make for uncomfortable travel. So the solution is to let the seats go empty until the next customer arrives.
However, some people see this as an opportunity to get some really big discounts on their airline tickets. Why don’t they? Why would anybody voluntarily give up empty seats to save money?
The truth is there are people who just don’t want to give up empty seats to save money. In any industry, there are some lazy folks who will always try to take the short cut. They are the ones who think that it is more important to get the job done right than to be satisfied with the result. These people are the ones who will fight to keep empty seats rather than making sure everyone gets to get on the plane. To them, this is less important than getting the job done right.
That’s why airlines are so willing to let an empty seat go empty in order to make room for another flight. An airline can afford to let one of their flights go empty if they have a couple of empty seats on another plane. The airline doesn’t mind because they will get another plane to make up the deficit. If you believe that airlines are just in it for the money and don’t care whether or not anyone actually gets to be on their plane, then think again. When an airline has to cancel a flight, they are not going to find a willing passenger to fill that seat.
In addition, this type of business is a lot more cut throat than most people realize. Anyone who gets close to the airline industry knows that there are deals to be had and prices to be lowered. Even with a small bit of a discount, many people will not take advantage of it. This is because they simply don’t want to believe that there aren’t any left-of-dead relatives still breathing at the time of the crash.
The reason why the airline industry is able to charge so much for seats is that they are filling up already-empty seats. There isn’t a whole lot of competition for empty seats at this point in time. The airline industry works to their best ability to make sure seats don’t fill up fast. They have a lot of planes that have nearly full seating to move from one destination to another. That is one of the reasons why the economy is in bad shape.
When you consider all of this, you might think that it’s a good thing that the airlines don’t have to charge such high ticket prices. However, you should also realize that there is a reason why empty seats are so cheap. It’s because the airline industry is doing everything possible to reduce the cost. That means they aren’t having to add empty seats.