It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 12:26

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Consumer activist: By allowing major airlines to abandon, as

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 305

Kudos [?]: 685 [0], given: 20

Consumer activist: By allowing major airlines to abandon, as [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Aug 2010, 02:46
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

68% (01:48) correct 32% (02:19) wrong based on 149 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Consumer activist: By allowing major airlines to abandon, as they promptly did, all but their most profitable routes, the government’s 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.

Which one of the following is assumption on which the consumer activist’s argument depends?
(A) Before the recent change in regulatory policy, there was no advantage in having easy access to large metropolitan airport.
(B) When any sizable group of consumers is seriously disadvantaged by a change in government policy, that change should be reversed.
(C) Government regulation of industry almost always works to the advantage of consumers.
(D) At the time of the regulatory change, the major airlines were maintaining their less profitable routes at least in part because of government requirements.
(E) Regional airlines lack the resources to provide consumers with service of the same quality as that provided by the major airlines.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: 685 [0], given: 20

Manager
Joined: 18 Oct 2008
Posts: 187

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 11

### Show Tags

21 Aug 2010, 03:29
D it is..took me 3 mins though

Major airlines abandoned their less profitable routes after government's decision to cease regulation -> activists assumes that only this regulation forced airline industry to hold their less profitable routes.

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 11

Director
Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing.
Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joined: 26 Nov 2009
Posts: 957

Kudos [?]: 902 [1], given: 36

Location: Singapore
Concentration: General Management, Finance
Schools: Chicago Booth - Class of 2015

### Show Tags

21 Aug 2010, 09:47
1
KUDOS
P1 : the government’s decision to cease regulation of the airline industry has worked to the disadvantage of everyone

The keyword here is the "Govt" decision.

D allows the consumer activist to state P1 more affirmatively. Because the airlines was in losses "partly" due to Govt's fault, it is the govt which is responsible for the losses before the regulation. D reiterates who is at fault.

(A) Before the recent change in regulatory policy, there was no advantage in having easy access to large metropolitan airport. ----> This is 180 degree wrong choice.
(B) When any sizable group of consumers is seriously disadvantaged by a change in government policy, that change should be reversed. ----> Out of scope
(C) Government regulation of industry almost always works to the advantage of consumers. ----> Out of scope
(E) Regional airlines lack the resources to provide consumers with service of the same quality as that provided by the major airlines. ----> Out of scope

Kudos [?]: 902 [1], given: 36

Manager
Joined: 17 Jan 2010
Posts: 212

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 21

Schools: UCLA (Anderson) - Class of 2013
GMAT 3: 740 Q49 V41

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2010, 17:46
D.

The argument is that the consumers became disadvantaged --- only the choice D demonstrates that the consumers were better off before the change in regulatory policy.
_________________

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 21

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 418

Kudos [?]: 143 [0], given: 112

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2010, 19:20
D it is

Kudos [?]: 143 [0], given: 112

Senior Manager
Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 461

Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 24

Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)

### Show Tags

07 Sep 2010, 01:25
Easy!!
_________________

Kidchaos

http://www.laptopskinvault.com

Follow The Laptop Skin Vault on:

Consider Kudos if you think the Post is good
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to change. It's not. - Dr. Seuss

Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 24

Moderator
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3355

Kudos [?]: 9042 [0], given: 1152

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2011, 10:29
I agree
_________________

Kudos [?]: 9042 [0], given: 1152

Manager
Joined: 04 Jun 2011
Posts: 182

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 21

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2011, 11:36
yup... D it is... it is the only option that talks stuff closer to the argument...

rest all are way off the mark

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 21

CEO
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2604

Kudos [?]: 392 [0], given: 182

Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
Re: Consumer activist: By allowing major airlines to abandon, as [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Feb 2016, 19:48
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Consumer activist: By allowing major airlines to abandon, as they promptly did, all but their most profitable routes, the government’s 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.

Which one of the following is assumption on which the consumer activist’s argument depends?
(A) Before the recent change in regulatory policy, there was no advantage in having easy access to large metropolitan airport.
(B) When any sizable group of consumers is seriously disadvantaged by a change in government policy, that change should be reversed.
(C) Government regulation of industry almost always works to the advantage of consumers.
(D) At the time of the regulatory change, the major airlines were maintaining their less profitable routes at least in part because of government requirements.
(E) Regional airlines lack the resources to provide consumers with service of the same quality as that provided by the major airlines.

tough one..took me as well 3 mins to solve..I hate assumptions questions...
no regulation -> only \$ routes
thus, the activist must assume that the airlines were forced to keep the non-profitable routes because of the regulation.
if such is not true, his argument falls apart.

A is irrelevant
B that's smth that can be inferred from his statement.
C almost here is the black sheep. moreover, how can it work, if in this case people are disadvantaged?
D if we negate this one, the argument is shattered. looks good.
E irrelevant, as he does not speak about regional airlines.

Kudos [?]: 392 [0], given: 182

Re: Consumer activist: By allowing major airlines to abandon, as   [#permalink] 10 Feb 2016, 19:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by