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Hatfield Airport, the closest airport to the city of Hatfield, has recently opened a new terminal for AirJet International, a popular low-cost airline. Since the terminal has opened, Hatfield Airport has welcomed significantly more customers, to the extent that airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently. If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reasons given for that conclusion?

1. The increased traffic at the airport is due to the popularity of AirJet's flights.
2. Other airlines based at Hatfield Airport are not as widely used as AirJet.
3. Customers are unhappy with the slowness of service at Hatfield Airport.
4. Chesterfield Airport has been losing customers since the AirJet terminal at Hatfield opened.
5. AirJet customers would not mind traveling further from Hatfield, since AirJet's low fares save them money.

Hatfield Airport is the closest airport to the major city of Dudley. Since AirJet International opened operations at the airport last year, the entire airport has suffered from tremendous delays, and airport staff have complained to their managers that they can no longer serve the passengers efficiently. The same corporate group runs both Hatfield and the new Chesterfield airports. If AirJet International were to move most of its operations to the new terminal at Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be served much more efficiently.

a. The increased traffic at the airport is due to the popularity of AirJet's flights.

b. The managers of the airpoint staff typically listen to their staff carefully and take their complaints seriously.

c. In surveys, most customers have cited the slowness of service at Hatfield Airport in the past year as their #1 complaint.

d. The corporate group that runs both airports would realize tremendous profits if the new terminal at Chesterfield were used to capacity.

e. Chesterfield Airport is closer to the Dudley than to any other major city.
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Missyy Careful there--on an assumption question, any assumption can be the answer. So if we had two assumptions, we'd have two answers, and of course that's not possible. Our job is not to find the most important or central assumption.

The problem with E is that we don't need the customers to not mind or to save money. We just need them to be happier than they are now. So if they mind traveling the extra distance and they don't save any money, but they would be happier in the new (perhaps less-crowded) terminal at Chesterfield than they are at Hatfield, the argument still works. We don't strictly need E. However, if we didn't have A, that would mean AirJet isn't the cause of the problem and therefore it might do no good to relocate that terminal.
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24 Apr 2017, 10:44
If I negate option 1 and 3. ==>

1. Increased Traffic is not due to popularity of Air Jet
3. Customers are happy with slow services.

Then argument breaks apart. How to deal these situations.
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Hatfield Airport, the closest airport to the city of Hatfield, has recently opened a new terminal for AirJet International, a popular low-cost airline. Since the terminal has opened, Hatfield Airport has welcomed significantly more customers, to the extent that airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently. If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reasons given for that conclusion?

1. The increased traffic at the airport is due to the popularity of AirJet's flights.
2. Other airlines based at Hatfield Airport are not as widely used as AirJet.
3. Customers are unhappy with the slowness of service at Hatfield Airport.
4. Chesterfield Airport has been losing customers since the AirJet terminal at Hatfield opened.
5. AirJet customers would not mind traveling further from Hatfield, since AirJet's low fares save them money.

Hello,

What is he source of the question, I doubt that it's GMAT worthy.

The conclusion of the argument is that since the airport people are unable to serve the customers efficiently; therefore, the terminal be moved to Chesterfield.
But, Option "C" targets the slowness instead of efficiency (there is a difference between being slow and being inefficient).

Option "A" however says that the increased traffic is due to AirJet's popularity, which might not be the case. For example, consider the following statements 1. I drink milk daily; 2. I got ill; it doesn't mean that because of the milk i got ill, there could have been many more reasons. So going on the basis of this analogy it really doesn't mean that the customers increased due to the popularity of the AirJet.

Experts could you please throw some light on this.

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24 Apr 2017, 14:11
Hello Sir/Mam,

The conclusion of the argument is that since the airport people are unable to serve the customers efficiently; therefore, the terminal be moved to Chesterfield.
But, Option "C" targets the slowness instead of efficiency (there is a difference between being slow and being inefficient).

Option "A" however says that the increased traffic is due to AirJet's popularity, which might not be the case. For example, consider the following statements 1. I drink milk daily; 2. I got ill; it doesn't mean that because of the milk i got ill, there could have been many more reasons. So going on the basis of this analogy it really doesn't mean that the customers increased due to the popularity of the AirJet.

Experts could you please throw some light on this.

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Also adding to my previous post, "traffic" in option A means air traffic or what? We don't use traffic for a group of people.
carcass please throw some light on this question.

Also, "A" shouldn't be an assumption: it is an inference from the first 2 statements. Option "C" seems like a Supporter Assumption.
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25 Apr 2017, 06:46
Can someone please explain why option 'E' is wrong? In my opinion, there is an inherent assumption in the conclusion that the AirJet customers would be happy even if they are shifted to the new airport. This is exactly what is highlighted in option 'E'.

Any explanation for this would be highly appreciated. Thank you so much!

Option E, in my opinion, highlights correctly the inherent assumption that people traveling from Airjet would not be unhappy if they are shifted to the new Airport. Can someone please explain why option 'E' is not right? Thank you so much!
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25 Apr 2017, 20:05
The following is my opinion:
Conclusion: move major airport=> customer happier
-Actually, the author assumes the link between ineffectively serve and the less remote location of airjet major terminal.
-I can weaken this by saying that the real reason is we dont have enough staff to serve customer effectively.
A: traffic is not mentioned. Conclusion does not deal with reason why traffic increase.
C: in this question, we have to assume "ineffective serve"="slow service" and the move will solve the problem. We have bo solid evidence.
Futhermore, use negation technique, no damage to the conclution: the constomer=happy with the slow service.
5. I believe this is the best choice of this question because it can add value to the conclusion.
Use negation technique again, it means that customer will be less satisfied.
So i choose E.

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25 Apr 2017, 21:10
I think E is the answer.

Last line of paragraph says,
If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.

Being a low fare air service customers would be happy even if AirJet moves to remote Chesterfield Airport.Also it will result in efficient service at Hatfield Airport
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26 Apr 2017, 07:44
confusion in option A and E
In argument it is already specified that the AirJet is popular low cost airliner.So isnt the increased customer base due to AirJet Airline?
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Premise - Air Jet > More Customers > Customer Service Decrease
Conclusion > Remove Airjet > All Happy

a - (Negated statement) - The increased traffic at the airport is not due to the popularity of AirJet's flights.
Then this all effort is a waste. Traffic will decrease, the problem will stay.
b- Irrelevant
c- (Negated statement) Customers are happy with the slowness of service at Hatfield Airport. > But they can be unhappy with more crowd in lounge, bear stocks out etc. Traffic can still create problem apart from slowness. The argument still valid.
d-Irrelevant
e- (Negated statement) AirJet customers would mind travelling further from Hatfield, since AirJet's low fares save them money. > But they can still be happy. They will just mind. It's like they are unhappy.

A it is then. Hope it's clear.
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Hatfield Airport, the closest airport to the city of Hatfield, has recently opened a new terminal for AirJet International, a popular low-cost airline. Since the terminal has opened, Hatfield Airport has welcomed significantly more customers, to the extent that airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently. If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reasons given for that conclusion?

1. The increased traffic at the airport is due to the popularity of AirJet's flights.
2. Other airlines based at Hatfield Airport are not as widely used as AirJet.
3. Customers are unhappy with the slowness of service at Hatfield Airport.
4. Chesterfield Airport has been losing customers since the AirJet terminal at Hatfield opened.
5. AirJet customers would not mind traveling further from Hatfield, since AirJet's low fares save them money.

I hope the answer is "C" as per the question "Which of the following is an assumption that supports the conclusion above from the reasons given for that conclusion"

Notice the word "conclusion", so we have to find the assumption that supports the conclusion not the passage as a whole.

Dont worry about the word "Slowness" in the option "C"; this is a direct result of "inefficiency".
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I did take a different stand on this question earlier, as it can be seen by my comments above, but now after solving this question after that day I too selected "A". Here is my reasoning for the answer.

Hatfield Airport, the closest airport to the city of Hatfield, has recently opened a new terminal for AirJet International, a popular low-cost airline. Since the terminal has opened, Hatfield Airport has welcomed significantly more customers, to the extent that airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently. If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reasons given for that conclusion?

1. The increased traffic at the airport is due to the popularity of AirJet's flights. -As per the argument, since the opening of the terminal more customers have been welcomed at the airport. Thus this statement can be an assumption. Lets keep it as a contender.
2. Other airlines based at Hatfield Airport are not as widely used as AirJet. -This is irrelevant
3. Customers are unhappy with the slowness of service at Hatfield Airport. -The last statement says that both the customers and staff will be "HAPPIER". Nowhere its stated that customers are unhappy right now. Customers could be just ok or even be happy right now with the management. Its been given that only staff thinks they are unable to handle the crowd. Additionally the last statement "the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier" is NOT the conclusion of the argument. The conclusion of the argument is "airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently". Therefore customer can be happy or unhappy. Its irrelevant. Nowhere the argument is talking about the customer.
4. Chesterfield Airport has been losing customers since the AirJet terminal at Hatfield opened. -Irrelevant. If this were to be true, the statement would weaken the argument.
5. AirJet customers would not mind traveling further from Hatfield, since AirJet's low fares save them money. -Again, irrelevant. As explained in the point "C", this argument is not about the customers.

What i think about this argument as a whole is that, we need to understand the real meaning behind the author's writing.

Hope it helps.
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I was laughing after I realize that 50% of other people also make wrong choices, the option E, in this question. It is understandable because people must have read the question too quickly.
E is actually out of scope because the argument says the Air Jet moves to remote areas while the option E talks about a claim that the customers of Air Jet will agree to travel further. Certainly, E has alraedy distorted the meaning of the argument.
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I was laughing after I realize that 50% of other people also make wrong choices, the option E, in this question. It is understandable because people must have read the question too quickly.
E is actually out of scope because the argument says the Air Jet moves to remote areas while the option E talks about a claim that the customers of Air Jet will agree to travel further. Certainly, E has alraedy distorted the meaning of the argument.

So....in choice E, "travel" means "go for a trip" rather than simply "go further to the remote airport" lol?!
Well, if there is no ambiguity in the meaning of "travel"......it seems that choice E is really irrelevant lol
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14 Sep 2017, 07:44
"to the extent" shows a missing link here, so the assumption is A
B,D,E are out of scope.
A is much better than C and C is just strengthener.
Also, C is mentioned in the passage, and C should be the right answer for an inference question.
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maheshaero20 wrote:
Hatfield Airport, the closest airport to the city of Hatfield, has recently opened a new terminal for AirJet International, a popular low-cost airline. Since the terminal has opened, Hatfield Airport has welcomed significantly more customers, to the extent that airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently. If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reasons given for that conclusion?

1. The increased traffic at the airport is due to the popularity of AirJet's flights.
2. Other airlines based at Hatfield Airport are not as widely used as AirJet.
3. Customers are unhappy with the slowness of service at Hatfield Airport.
4. Chesterfield Airport has been losing customers since the AirJet terminal at Hatfield opened.
5. AirJet customers would not mind traveling further from Hatfield, since AirJet's low fares save them money.

Hello,

What is he source of the question, I doubt that it's GMAT worthy.

The conclusion of the argument is that since the airport people are unable to serve the customers efficiently; therefore, the terminal be moved to Chesterfield.
But, Option "C" targets the slowness instead of efficiency (there is a difference between being slow and being inefficient).

Option "A" however says that the increased traffic is due to AirJet's popularity, which might not be the case. For example, consider the following statements 1. I drink milk daily; 2. I got ill; it doesn't mean that because of the milk i got ill, there could have been many more reasons. So going on the basis of this analogy it really doesn't mean that the customers increased due to the popularity of the AirJet.

Experts could you please throw some light on this.

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Premise:
Hatfield Airport has welcomed significantly more customers, to the extent that airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently.

More customers in airport--->> not able to efficiently service the customers-->>customers not happy (assumption made by airline staff in last line).....

Conclusion is:
If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.

Your analogy to drinking milk is , but lets go with the same with slight modification....You drink Milk Daily Once.....You started drinking Twice Thrice Four times, and slowly started drinking Milk to the extent that you started complaining of illness- Gastric/Reflux issues......Can drinking more Milk be among a reason for Reflux/acidity- Ofcourse possible right??? But still not sure if this is the only reason

In answer choices, A clearly fills that GAP.....
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31 Jan 2018, 07:22
I think option E is not wrong, its just not the main contradiction in the argument. The argument basically talks about since Air Jet moved to the airport the traffic increased significantly, so some staff suggests move to another airport to ease the traffic and make better services to its customer.
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Hi DmitryFarber

Can you please help me in identifying the Conclusion for this Argument.

Is it the last statement or is it this statement "airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently".

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Missyy Careful there--on an assumption question, any assumption can be the answer. So if we had two assumptions, we'd have two answers, and of course that's not possible. Our job is not to find the most important or central assumption.

The problem with E is that we don't need the customers to not mind or to save money. We just need them to be happier than they are now. So if they mind traveling the extra distance and they don't save any money, but they would be happier in the new (perhaps less-crowded) terminal at Chesterfield than they are at Hatfield, the argument still works. We don't strictly need E. However, if we didn't have A, that would mean AirJet isn't the cause of the problem and therefore it might do no good to relocate that terminal.

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24 Apr 2018, 18:51
Hi DmitryFarber

Can you please help me in identifying the Conclusion for this Argument.

Is it the last statement or is it this statement "airline staff members have complained that they can no longer serve their customers efficiently".

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Missyy Careful there--on an assumption question, any assumption can be the answer. So if we had two assumptions, we'd have two answers, and of course that's not possible. Our job is not to find the most important or central assumption.

The problem with E is that we don't need the customers to not mind or to save money. We just need them to be happier than they are now. So if they mind traveling the extra distance and they don't save any money, but they would be happier in the new (perhaps less-crowded) terminal at Chesterfield than they are at Hatfield, the argument still works. We don't strictly need E. However, if we didn't have A, that would mean AirJet isn't the cause of the problem and therefore it might do no good to relocate that terminal.

The conclusion is the last statement-
If AirJet International were to move their major terminal to the more remote Chesterfield Airport, the staff argues, the customers of both AirJet and the airlines based at Hatfield Airport would be happier.
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Adi93, Skywalker18 is right. The conclusion is the last sentence. You can tell because it describes an opinion (specifically, a prediction about what will happen in the future if a change is made), while the previous statements describe facts that potentially support that opinion.
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