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Airlines' fondness for new fees and more efficient planes becomes clearer after looking at Scott McCartney's break-down of the costs getting from point A to B.

On an airplane carrying 100 passengers, how many customers does it take, on average, to cover the cost of the flight?

The Middle Seat asked US Airways and consulting firm Oliver Wyman to crunch airline expenses down to the percentages that an individual passenger pays, taking a hard look at costs of running an airline.

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