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Consumer activist: By allowing major airlines to abandon, as they promptly did, all but their most profitable routes, the governments decision to cease regulation of the airline industry has worked to the disadvantage of everyone who lacks access to large metropolitan airport.
Industry representative: On the contrary, where major airlines moved out, regional airlines have moved in and, as a consequence, there are more flights into and out of most small airports now than before the change in regulatory policy.

Q. The industry representatives argument will not provide an effective answer to the consumer activists claim unless which one of the following is true?

A. No small airport has fewer flights now than it did before the change in policy regarding regulation of the airline industry.

B. When permitted to do so by changes in regulatory policy, each major airline abandoned all but large metropolitan airports.

C. Policies that result in an increase in the number of flights to which consumers have easy access do not generally work to the disadvantage of consumers.

D. Regional airlines charge less to fly a given route now than the major airlines charged when they flew the same route.

E. Any policy that leads to an increase in the number of competitors in a given field works to the long-term advantage of consumers.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 06:45
Is it B?

I assume there are large metropolitan airports, small airports, and airports that wont come under these two categories.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 08:47
I would say (D).Coz if the regional airlines charged more th policy would have worked to everybody's disadvantage.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 11:11
B kind of restates the given fact...

I will go with D.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 11:15
D is my answer for the same reasoning.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 13:18
I agree with D. Obvious hole is that the number of flights does not automatically mean a better service, if there are more flights and they are cheaper then Bingo :good
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 17:46
C ?
C goes into the heart of the assumption .
Policies that result in an increase in the number of flights to which consumers have easy access do not generally work to the disadvantage of consumers.

Disadvantage could be late night flights, inferior service and more wait time for connecting flights. So if D is true it will provide much broader support to the industry reps. argument .
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 18:12
one more for D
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 20:42
D seems like best option here.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 22:38
Between B and D, D.
The question can be paraphrased as: what stregthens the industrial representative's argument?
Only B and D stregthen the argument and B is already stated. That leaves D.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 23:54
What's the OA guru?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2006, 03:01
Lonely, I ll go for A.

I think it is the right answer because the representative says that most airports have more flights. If the few have no or less flights, it means that it will be a disadvantage to the customers. A fills the gap.

D isnt correct because the activist doesn't adress financial issues.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2006, 18:58
Another A!

The answer choice must deal with the number of flights flying in and out of regional (small) airports. Any answer choice that deals with cost, access, competition etc is irrelevant. Hence C, D and E are out.

Between A and B:

B states that major airlines obediently abandoned small regional airports following the regulation policy. Even if this was not true, the industry representative's claim is not irrelevant because the situation for small regional airports would not have changed then. Hence this is not a necessary assumption.

Therefore I go for A!

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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2007, 04:41
OA is C..

Any explanation
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2007, 04:17
D is very tempting here, but if you look deeper, you wwill see that money is not the point here.
In fact nobody speaks about money. The only thing in discussion is an easy access to flights.
So C is OK.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2007, 07:59
im with A

the disadvantage of everyone who lacks access to large metropolitan airport




there are more flights into and out of most small airports


so in order for the industry analyst to provide an answer to the first claim that everyone will be disadvantaged, we need to clarify because he only says more flights in most, we need to account for the everyone in the first claim.

by stating NO small airport has fewer flights then no one is at a disadvantage
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2007, 10:24
ajisha wrote:
OA is C..

Any explanation


This question is asking to identify the assumption in the Industry Rep's arguement... The arguement is countering the arguement that the policy will be a disadvantage... the rep's arguement states directly that this policy won't be a disadvantage.

The convoluted wording in this problem is the toughest part... once you know what to look for it's a lot easier.
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CR: Convoluted Question [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2007, 15:31
I'll go with A because it's guarantees that nobody is hurt by the leaving of national airlines since in every small airports, there will be igual or more flights.

Mailtheguru, could you please confirm us the OA ?
Is it really C ?


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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2007, 18:21
A is definitely wrong because it says "NO small airport" Whereas the arguement concedes the point by stating "MOST small airports"
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