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Due to high jet fuel costs, airline carriers are looking for [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 20:01
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Due to high jet fuel costs, airline carriers are looking for new ways to increase revenues and thereby counteract declining profits. Airline A has proposed increasing the number of passengers that can fit on its airplanes by creating several standing room only "seats" in which passengers would be propped against a padded backboard and held in place with a harness. This proposal, since it relates to passenger safety, cannot be implemented without prior approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The above statements, if true, indicate that Airline A has made which of the following conclusions?
The addition of standing room only "seats" will generate more revenue than the cost of ensuring that these seats meet safety standards.
The Federal Aviation Administration will approve Airline A's specific proposal.
The revenue generated by the addition of standing room only "seats" is greater than the current cost of jet fuel.
There are no safer ways in which Airline A can increase revenues.
Passenger safety is less important than increasing revenue.
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Re: CR- high jet fuel costs [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 20:07
A

this statement accounts for revenue and cost and profit
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Re: CR- high jet fuel costs [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 20:15
Initially I thought that C is good, but after reading again the answer C, I realized that it is incorrect.

My answer is A.
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Re: CR- high jet fuel costs [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 21:19
gmatnub wrote:
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this statement accounts for revenue and cost and profit


So does C. I dont agree with the reasoning
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Re: CR- high jet fuel costs [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 21:33
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Due to high jet fuel costs, airline carriers are looking for new ways to increase revenues and thereby counteract declining profits. Airline A has proposed increasing the number of passengers that can fit on its airplanes by creating several standing room only "seats" in which passengers would be propped against a padded backboard and held in place with a harness. This proposal, since it relates to passenger safety, cannot be implemented without prior approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The above statements, if true, indicate that Airline A has made which of the following conclusions?
The addition of standing room only "seats" will generate more revenue than the cost of ensuring that these seats meet safety standards.
The Federal Aviation Administration will approve Airline A's specific proposal.
The revenue generated by the addition of standing room only "seats" is greater than the current cost of jet fuel.
There are no safer ways in which Airline A can increase revenues.
Passenger safety is less important than increasing revenue.


Will go with D) ..... There are no safer ways in which Airline A can increase revenues.
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Re: CR- high jet fuel costs [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 06:40
Trimmed it down to A and D.

Best choice = A
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Re: CR- high jet fuel costs [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 07:18
Due to high jet fuel costs, airline carriers are looking for new ways to increase revenues and thereby counteract declining profits. Airline A has proposed increasing the number of passengers that can fit on its airplanes by creating several standing room only "seats" in which passengers would be propped against a padded backboard and held in place with a harness. This proposal, since it relates to passenger safety, cannot be implemented without prior approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The above statements, if true, indicate that Airline A has made which of the following conclusions?
The addition of standing room only "seats" will generate more revenue than the cost of ensuring that these seats meet safety standards.
This is not conclusion. This can be supporting statement for conclusion
The Federal Aviation Administration will approve Airline A's specific proposal.
Speculation/assumption
The revenue generated by the addition of standing room only "seats" is greater than the current cost of jet fuel.
This is not conclusion. This can be supporting statement for conclusion
There are no safer ways in which Airline A can increase revenues.
X,Y Z are factors for A. A to get approved we need approval of B. IF B rejects, then its a failure. So there is a possibility of rejection, then why A is considered. Because, the above statement holds.
Passenger safety is less important than increasing revenue.
Its against the statements above

IMO D
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Re: CR- high jet fuel costs [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2008, 05:33
OA is A.
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Re: Due to high jet fuel costs, airline carriers are looking for [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 08:15
The conclusion can be supported by facts stated in the argument, but not any assumptions. With that in mind, it's easy to eliminate:
B - no statement is made about whether the Aviation Authority will approve the proposal
C - the concept of fuel cost is new, therefore can eliminate
E - no statement is made about the relative importance of safety or revenue

Further elimination can be made logically:
D - Why would this matter? It is an additional logical step to say that the airline wants to balance a revenue against the probability that this proposal will pass through a safety test. That pushes this answer outside the scope of the question. Alternatively, there may be safer ways but the revenue increase would be less. Therefore these alternatives would be less attractive.

Last man standing = A

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Re: Due to high jet fuel costs, airline carriers are looking for [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2014, 03:37
Hi ,

My query is in option A, how could be judge the cost of ensuring these seats meet the safety standards. This is not discuss anywhere in the passage. and in the inference question. We cannot assume outside information.

Correct me where I'm wrong .

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Re: Due to high jet fuel costs, airline carriers are looking for   [#permalink] 12 Jun 2014, 03:37
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