• Mombetsu, Hokkaido


The Nov. 7 article “JAL must stay aloft until January: turnaround chief” states that Japan Airlines Corp. will scrap 16 money-losing domestic and international flights by the end of May. How much money are these flights losing? Why not shut them down next month? Why spend good money after bad?

If a door is left open in my house and I’m paying to heat the great outdoors in winter, I don’t wait until spring to shut the door! Neither do I hope that the door shuts by itself! Isn’t the first rule for a business that is losing money to identify what parts are not paying their way, and then either manage them so they do pay or shut them down so they don’t continue to drain the entire business of needed capital?

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