How to save $ 40,000 on one olive

In the early 2000s, the world famous American airline American Airlines was going through hard times. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, when two planes of this company were hijacked by terrorists and caused the tragedy, the Americans stopped flying on American Airline flights. In order to simply "break through", American Airlines had to urgently increase passenger traffic or try to reduce costs.

To stay afloat, the airline began to save on everything it could. For example, it was decided to remove one olive from the salads served to passengers, which saved American Airlines at once $ 40, 000.

P.S. According to another version, the story took place in 1987, but for this period of time the airline did not have a situation close to bankruptcy, on the contrary, in 85-90. traffic volumes have doubled.