You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #34: Al Jaffee is the smartest man in America [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 07:59 PM
Response to Original message
34. Al Jaffee is the smartest man in America
Al Jaffee, who helped found MAD Magazine, did an article in the 1970s on "future no-frills air travel gimmicks" where he discussed things like selling ad space on the seat backs, setting fares by weight of the passenger, charging per bag and selecting equipment based on the tickets sold--400 fare paying passengers put a 747 on the route, one passenger got a biplane.

They haven't started pulling out the biplanes yet, but they've done everything else.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC