Flying Cheap In Europe
Karl-Heinz Jork is not a popular guy. As in-house travel manager for German electronics giant Siemens, he has decreed that everyone but top brass must fly economy class in Europe. With hundreds of employees in the air on any given day, he also drives hard bargains with airlines. Jork has sliced his annual budget of $1.2 billion by 10%, even though the number of trips taken is up. Colleagues grumble, but "I'm not sending people on kamikaze airlines," retorts Jork.
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