Will airlines pay for you to fly in the future?


The article title says it all. This is actually a pretty interesting topic to think about: airlines are becoming so competitive, they might actually pay passengers to fly one day. But where would they get the money from? How would premium service airlines be affected? The concept practically reverses the money flow in the aviation industry. Thoughts - just plain crazy, or it actually might happen?

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seems quite interesting, but it is unlikely to happen. how will airlines make a profit?

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Exactly, that’s what I’m stuck on. I guess airlines would lose money? Or, for example, airports would pay airlines to use them?

their is no way that they can make a profit. already there are airlines such as Alitalia who are going bankrupt. I recently flew with Alitalia when I went to Italy a few months ago and I could see that their product is beginning to go down, just like many other bankrupt airlines

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Or, as I wrote above, other little things like airport fees will be reversed, because airports will compete with each other.

well I hate to say (actually not sure if I hate to say it on behalf of airlines) but this idea is strongly not suggested for sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many reasons :)))
(my opinion)

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Perhaps they will rely it from earnings on advertisements? But I doubt you can only rely with it in order to make profit

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The fuel, the catering, the ground handling, airport slots, airspace fees, maintenance and fuel are the most costly for airlines. Now imagine that airlines will pay pax to fly…bankruptcy in the making.

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This is certainly… interesting… I’m not sure that airlines would get that competitive… right?

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If they did, they would go bankrupt.

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Yeah, I wonder what the WOW Air CEO was basing his prediction on. Obviously airlines would have to create a completely different way of earning money to stay running. And how would there be enough planes in the sky to meet the demand since everyone would take up the offer of being paid to fly? I have so many doubts for this prediction too. And I have no idea why an airline CEO would say that… at least he’s keeping an open mind.

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mad idea,but then I could become a plane passenger for a job if becoming a pilot doesn’t work out 🤑 lol

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I bet my left n*t it won’t happen…

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As many reasons of how many o’s you put ;)

But yeah, how would they make profit ? They’ll go bankrupt very fast.

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So a passenger will become a job in the future? Cool! I would love to fly from dubai to Dallas on Emirates’ A380 first class!

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To be honest if someone would pay me to ride in an emirates 777 then I’m all ears 😀

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As long as I’m not paying anything and get to go on a plane… sign me up

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WOW! That would be any plane spotter’s dream! What’s next? Boeing pays you $100 for getting the 787:-D

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I guess they r going to have to get rid of economy class if they stick with this idea,
Airlines with the best first/business classes like
Singapore Airlines
Emirates
Etihad
R going to have to get rid of their other classes as these top classes r going to be full!

It’s amazing. Head count: who read the article?

“How will they make a profit?”

That question presumes that airlines have a single source of revenue: ticket sales. Except, the whole point of the article is that airlines have spent a tremendous amount of resources diversifying their revenue streams, which is smart.

Fees for choice, amenities. Partnerships with providers of other services, etc. the point is that ticket price will become an ever-decreasing portion the revenue stream.

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