United Splits Its Way To Savings (Again)

A little while ago, news came out that United was switching to split cashews from whole cashews for the warm mixed nuts served in first class. This simple change will reportedly save the airline $200,000 per year! It’s pretty amazing how large dollar figures can get when you’re talking about a company as large as United.

Now they’re taking the splitting strategy to an even higher level. United will be retrofitting Split Scimitar Winglets to their 737s, 757s, and 767s – a change that is expected to yield a 2% savings in fuel costs for 737s, and a total savings of $200 million in jet fuel costs per year across the three types of planes!

Here’s what the Split Scimitar Winglet looks like:


Photo courtesy of United

You can read the full press release here.

My only question is what will they split next? Peas? Chicken breasts? Infinitives?

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  1 comment for “United Splits Its Way To Savings (Again)

  1. July 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

    The split scimitar winglets will only be retrofitted onto 737-900ERs and 737-800s, the mention of 757s and 767s is just mentioning the total savings from the existing blended singles on those types.

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