You do realize it would be a total disaster if the airlines shut down entirely. The feds are handing out emergency money to just about everybody right now.

They have tons of money from charging us those bag fees. If anything they change their fare pricing to attract more customers.

For example you have people join a club where you pay $100/yr to join that gives you special pricing and you have to select the closest airport to you. I'll use mine for example: TPA.

So I pay for it and now I see a map that has 1 tiers:

Tier 1: < 500 miles. Flights are $99 one way

Tier 2: 501 miles to 999 miles. Flights are $150 one way

Tier 3: 1000 miles to 1499 miles. Flights are $200 one way

Tier 4: 1500 miles +. Flights are $250 one way

Lets say the plane is a 737-800 so it would have about 170 seats. Let's look at some major destinations from Tampa:

Atlanta: $99

Washington, DC: $150

NYC: $200

Boston: $200

Chicago: $200

LA: $250

So lets say that these flights 80 percent of the people are using the program so it would be 136 people. So 6 flights times 136 people would be 816 people. Now those 816 people have contributed to a $100 subscription so that's

** $81,600** BEFORE you buy a plane ticket.

Atlanta: $13,761

Washington DC: $20,400

NYC/BOSTON/CHICAGO: 27,200 EACH for a total of $81,600

LA: $34,000

Total:

**$149,761** ticket fares (one way) of those 6 flights.

Let's say EVERYONE has a flat fee of $25 for a checked bag. Each flight has 170 people and they have a checked bag.

170 people times 6 = 1020 people.

1020 people times $25 =

**$25,500 **
So basically the airlines have made the following:

$81,600 for the subscriptions

$149,761 for the ticket fares (One way flights)

$25,500 for the baggage fees

Total:

**$256,861 **
Now say this is peak travel season so lets multiply that amount by 30 to get a months amount:

**Total: $7,705,830 (before deductions)**
Now I know there are fees and items like fuel, pilot salaries, maintenance, landing fees and what not. I know there are other variables as well. That was just for 6 flights. Use tier pricing until the economy rebounds however if the numbers look good you can keep it.