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In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots. Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X. Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

(A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.

(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second airport.

(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.

(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the final destinations of many travelers from continent B.

(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight connections they offer at airport X.

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I have tried to resolve the problem and this is what I could come up with.

A) The redirection is planned to reduce congestion. There is no information that airport Y can/will cause congestion and therefore affect businesses. - so incorrect
B) Out of scope
C) If there are fewer runways , and thus less capacity , some business will lose business.. as the no of flights that can be operated can be reduced - Correct
D) Out of scope
E) The argument talks only about the arrivals. A departure to country B can still happen from airport Y. Likewise , flights from continent B can land in aiport y and departure to country A can still be from airport. Incorrect.

My answer seems to be incorrect. Can someone help me identify the flaw in my reasoning.

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A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
Airlines people are saying that the new diversion will harm business but , if this diversion is making less congestion then more customers will travel,Contender.
(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second
airport.
Doesn't matter but indeed a contender because passengers who are from country A will not have major problem even if they are not landing at X.
(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
The prime idea of involving Y is to reduce the congestion at X so, even if Y has fewer runways ,it is doing its job well in reducing the congestion by some level.Doesn't make any sense because we have been asked to refute the conclusion which says that the business will decrease because of the diversion.
(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the
final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
Actually it's strengthening the conclusion that the airline people will loose business.(we have to refute it)
(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight
connections they offer at airport X.
But what if they will face congestion and their flights will be delayed?NO!

(A) is the reasonable answer.
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inequality wrote:
In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots. Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X. Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

(A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second
airport.
(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the
final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent
B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight
connections they offer at airport X.


I feel it should be 'D'. Because, we need to strengthen the airlines' opposition, i.e., We need to strengthen that the business will be at loss if the government implements this diversion.
Please throw some light.

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inequality wrote:
In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots. Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X. Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

(A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second
airport.
(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the
final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent
B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight
connections they offer at airport X.


I feel it should be 'D'. Because, we need to strengthen the airlines' opposition, i.e., We need to strengthen that the business will be at loss if the government implements this diversion.
Please throw some light.

Thanks.
Hi raghupara,

Right now, no one from continent B is getting the links from airport Y. Choice (D) suggests that more customers would start flying if flights from B were to be diverted to Y instead of those from A. However, the airlines' conclusion isn't that "this plan costs us potential new customers" or "this plan isn't the most efficient way to increase business." Rather, the conclusion is specifically that the plan will cost existing business. If (D) is true, people from B will face the exact same inconvenience before and after the plan is implemented, so this doesn't strengthen the idea that the plan is harmful.

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'E' fits the bill.
I request the moderators to clear the air.
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As mentioned by SunilDevil THe OA is E in the Other forum . I think this needs to be corrected.
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inequality wrote:
In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots. Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X. Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

(A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second
airport.
(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the
final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent
B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight
connections they offer at airport X.


We need to attack the conclusion by airlines that "this redistribution will impact business" - which could not be the case, if peopl from Cont A or B picking airlines basis the connectivity to X, so it won't harm the business

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Conclusion - Re-distributing the traffic to another Airport ie to Y will result in lost business for several Airlines.

Have to find a statement that strengthens the conclusion

(A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports. - It is not certain which airport would be congested and what customer needs are - Irrelevant - Incorrect
(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second airport. - Does not prove anything - Incorrect
(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y. - Having less capacity would not automatically result in lost business - Incorrect
(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the final destinations of many travelers from continent B. - The business would increase because of this. - Incorrect
(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight connections they offer at airport X. - Precisely provides the link how the airlines would be losing business - Correct
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I thought it was E too. If airline customers prefer less congested airports, ten the airlines would not risk going out of business.
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i don't think its E

may be customers used to opt for the airline providing service from continent A to airport X instead of airport Y EARLIER, but now customers form continent A do not have any other option but to fly to Y(simply because there is no flight going to X).

I am inclined towards B assuming "lost business" = burning extra fuel for the same price.
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It can not be 'E' as the argument only talks about Flights 'landing' from A & B but what E talks about is connection from A to B. Hence, Irrelevant. I think A correctly bridges that gap as airlines want to make more business thus would want more & more air-flyers but as A pointed out customers prefers less congested (means less customers to airlines->loss of business).
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inequality wrote:
In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots. Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X. Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

(A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second
airport.
(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the
final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent
B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight
connections they offer at airport X.



The fight is obviously VISIBLE between choice (A) and (E). But it is quite surprising to know that people have even CONSIDERED option (A) which is horrendously incorrect. If congestion of airports has been divided into 2 and if by choice A people prefer this then how come it would contribute in lowering of the business. It would in fact attract more customers.

How can someone even consider this as an option forget about even it being correct :lol: ?Surely giggled me while I solved this question.

In my opinion the answer should be (E) which was the only contender.
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A) The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
Airlines people are saying that the new diversion will harm business but , if this diversion is making less congestion then more customers will travel,Contender.
(B) It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second
airport.
Doesn't matter but indeed a contender because passengers who are from country A will not have major problem even if they are not landing at X.
(C) There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
The prime idea of involving Y is to reduce the congestion at X so, even if Y has fewer runways ,it is doing its job well in reducing the congestion by some level.Doesn't make any sense because we have been asked to refute the conclusion which says that the business will decrease because of the diversion.
(D) Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the
final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
Actually it's strengthening the conclusion that the airline people will loose business.(we have to refute it)
(E) Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight
connections they offer at airport X.
But what if they will face congestion and their flights will be delayed?NO!

(A) is the reasonable answer.


Airlines conclusion is loss of business . Option A tells us that business will increase
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Loss of Business is the fact that needs to be strengthened.
As per Option E, since customers decision are based on the fact that airport X provides easy flight connections between Continent A and B.
Rerouting the flights to airport Y will cause hassle to customers who decide on the basis of easy connections and hence loss in Business.
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In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots. Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X. Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

A. The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.

B. It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second airport.

C. There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.

D. Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the final destinations of many travelers from continent B.

E. Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight connections they offer at airport X.
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In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots.
Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X.

Conclusion:
Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

D Vs E:
D. Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
>> Things were not changed for B. So (D) persisted even before the changes were applied and hence it does little to help us in justifying/strengthening the conclusion.

E. Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight connections they offer at airport X.
>>Now this says that many people used X because of the convenience to switch the flight between A & B. Something that would be hampered/affected due to the new changes. Correct.

Rest of options:
A. The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
>> Doesnt help in justifying the conclusion.
B. It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second airport.
>> We dont know if 5 min is on higher side or something that is acceptable.
C. There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
>>May be sufficient for the airlines that have been transferred there. Dont have much detail to evaluate it.
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In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots.
Henceforth,
    all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y,
    all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X
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Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

A. The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.
(Weakens since according to this statement customers will be happy and there is no loss in business)

B. It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second airport.
(since the time waste due to congestion gets reduced, this 5 min may or may not be acceptable depending on the customer.)

C. There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.
(cant say anything since the international flights starting from A may have less capacity of only business people equal to that of Y.)

D. Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
(If this is true, then reversal of the needed order(AY and BX instead of AX and BY) causes much problems to travellers or customers and can result in losses. Weakener)

E. Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight connections they offer at airport X.
(This may or may not incur problem and we have no proper info regarding these easy flight connections and impact on them due to government proposal.)

I got D but thanks to you JarvisR, I finally understood why I got that wrong answer.
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D. Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the final destinations of many travelers from continent B.
>> Things were not changed for B. So (D) persisted even before the changes were applied and hence it does little to help us in justifying/strengthening the conclusion.

E. Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight connections they offer at airport X.
>>Now this says that many people used X because of the convenience to switch the flight between A & B. Something that would be hampered/affected due to the new changes. Correct.

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In response to years of increasing congestion at airport X, the government decided to redistribute landing slots. Henceforth, all international flights arriving from continent A would be rerouted to nearby airport Y, all flights arriving from continent B would continue to land at airport X. Several airlines opposed this measure on the grounds that it would result in lost business.

Which of the following, if true, justifies the airline’s conclusion?

A. The airlines’ customers prefer less congested airports.

B. It takes five minutes more flying time to reach the second airport.

C. There are fewer runways, and thus less capacity, at airport Y.

D. Airport Y is located in a region with better transport links to the final destinations of many travelers from continent B.

E. Many customers traveling between continent A and continent B choose certain airlines because of the easy flight connections they offer at airport X.



Hi Souvik,

I marked E as the answer but it is wrong. Please explain how A is the answer.

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