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Running a big airline company such as United Airlines in the midst of a pandemic is no easy task. The aviation sector has been the hardest hit, alongside the tourism industry, in these pandemic times, and it is still in deep waters. To sail through such times, a memo was sent out recently by United Airlines making some necessary changes in order to save money.
These included cocktail picks. The small and ubiquitous elements are being eliminated to save up, and how!
A cocktail pick, used to skewer lemon wedges to your drinks, adds up to the little luxuries that are disappearing to keep the airlines afloat.
Served with drinks or sparkling water, it's being suggested that the cut will amount to as much as $80,000 in annual savings.
Even 30 years later, the famous story of the American Airlines CEO Robert Crandall saving $40,000 per year by just eliminating one olive from every salad served still inspires business school students.
Alongside this, the elimination of lemon wedges too are temporarily discontinued.
United Airlines has incurred the loss of millions of dollars per day, so why is $80,000 saved being touted so much? The answer is simple. Small costs make for a big difference.
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