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  •  A published number? (2+ / 0-)
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    thanatokephaloides, BruceMcF

    Do any airlines publish available seat miles for a three segment, uh, uh, what? The three segments each have different costs: different planes used, airport costs, distances dictating how much fuel is burned reaching altitude vs how much at cruising altitude, etc. If the passenger uses three different planes, what are the available seat miles to compare to the revenue seat miles?

    I can say that in recent years, under Amtrak President Joe Boardman following the PRIIA law, much more information measuring Amtrak's performance is published. By most of the metrics, Amtrak is doing better, so that makes full disclosure easier to do. :-)

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