11 year trend: Business travelers maximize work per grope (WPG) ratio

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Looks like business travelers are striving to maximize the work per grope (WPG) ratio ...

    L. A. Times: Business travelers are doing more on fewer trips, study says

    So fitting that the image at the top of the column showed one of TSA's resident pervs demonstrating the proper Nude-O-Scope stance to his victim.

    The column also offers up some vomitus regarding PreCheck @ LAX.
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I left a comment.
     
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I recently read a comment by an individual eligible for Pre Check (TM be damned) stating that he/she has only been "chosen" for the less stringent screening twice out of 7 flights.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ha.
    Ha.
     
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  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    In 2000, the association estimated that Americans spent $243 billion on more than 576 million business trips. Last year, spending on business trips rose to $251 billion, but the number of trips dropped to 445 million, according to the group. The average amount spent on a business trip in 2000 was $422, compared with $564 in 2011, the trade group said. Nearly two-thirds of that increase was the result of inflation, the association said, and about a third came from higher spending.

    So -- flying is down, but associated spending is up? I take it that means hotels, rental cars, etc.?

    Don't airlines rely on business travelers for their profits?
     
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  6. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Most people agree that air travel is miserable these days, even those who are casual travelers. The road warriors are really taking a beating as they have for years. I was tailing back air travel even before the latest assault as were many of my co-workers.

    Admittedly, there are multiple factors; tight budgets and rising travel costs, lost productivity in the air, hostile airlines and security hassles.

    The folks I know who still travel always make some security remark the day they are traveling. They usually say something generic, like "I need to leave in an hour because security might be backed up" but the fact is that this is on their mind and probably is sign of her apprehension.

    Certainly for those who work nationally and internationally it makes more sense to go away for two or three weeks and get all of the stops in then to make three trips that eat up two to three days in travel time.
     

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