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Interesting numbers from airlines, telecom…

A few interesting numbers:

  • Typical time to board a plane of 12 rows using the zones method takes ~7 minutes1 .A typical airline spend $30 per minute a plane is on the ground. [Airlines]
  • Market size for lawyer services in the US – $170B2 [Consulting]
  • ~60% of Americans who call internationally still use their land lines or cell phones3. [Telecom]
  • Number of BoA branches in the US is ~5000 [Banking]



  1. The Physics of plane seating – http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904716604576542261112635544.html?KEYWORDS=the+physics+of+plane+seating
  2. Not enough lawyers – http://www.economist.com/node/21528280
  3. Why TV Firms Can’t Take Couch Potatoes for Grantedhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903461304576524342801116126.html
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