In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
In 2001 the world’s largest airline caterer served 427 million meals to airline customers.
Make your own conclusion
This puts the real world into perspective. Things as tiny as 1 olive can save a large company more than some people make. An airliner who serves 427 million meals and gets an olive for 1 cent saves 4.27 million dollars by eliminating 1 olive from every meal.
Moral of the story?
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