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Airlines are ditching the historic SkyMall catalogue—and saving money on fuel

$352k

As they stop carrying the SkyMall catalogue, airlines are saving an estimated of $352,154 in annual fuel cost.

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SkyMall catalogues amounted to 37.5 lbs for an aircraft with 150 passengers. Removing that weight across many aircrafts means saving money with fuel.

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Founded in 1990, New Jersey-based SkyMall distributed millions of copies of its quirky catalogue to carriers like Delta, United, and Southwest.

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SkyMall

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But the company filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Fliers preferred using gadgets for entertainment and online retailers for shopping.

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In 2015, another New Jersey company purchased SkyMall in auction for $1.9 million. The catalogue is now available online.

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