Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 May 2017, 22:19

### 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

# The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 28 Oct 2003
Posts: 501
Location: 55405
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jan 2004, 11:13
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 3 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over the past five years, yet airlines are doing a booming business. Clearly, people today have more money to spend on vacations than they did five years ago.

All of the following, if true, would weaken the argument above EXCEPT:

A) Most people buying transatlantic tickets today use them for business trips, so air fare is refunded by their companies.
B) There are fewer airlines in existence today than five years ago.
C) People are taking shorter vacations and staying in cheaper hotels than they used to.
D) Crossing the Atlatic by ship requires more time than most people can afford.
E) Domestic airlines flights have seen a steady increase in passengers.
If you have any questions
New!
Intern
Joined: 17 Dec 2003
Posts: 10
Location: Houston, TX
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

22 Jan 2004, 13:23
...I mean E... I didnt read the Q correctly, it is an EXCEPT Q...sorry
SVP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1790
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 101 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

22 Jan 2004, 13:40
My vote is for E.

A - Is obviously out. Since passengers dont pay for the ticket
B - Few airlines and even if passengers remain constant these airlines will be crowded. This definitely weakens. It is not the money but the shortage or airlines driving the occupancy
C - This clearly says people dont have more money to spend, and hence they are optimg for cheaper hotels to compensate for the airfare.
D - People cant afford to go by ship (because of time constraint ) and hence are ready to shellout more money. The boom is not because people have money but they have no other option.

E - Completely out of scope. The argument is talking about of tran-atlantic flights and not the domestic flights.
Intern
Joined: 05 Aug 2014
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

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

Re: The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Apr 2016, 05:38
My choice is E, i think it is the most logical one.
Re: The cost of transatlantic air fare has nearly doubled over   [#permalink] 14 Apr 2016, 05:38
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The cost of transatlantic airfare has nearly doubled over 0 11 Jul 2013, 04:03
19 Over the past 5 years, Company X has posted double-digit 14 21 Mar 2016, 23:20
11 Over the past 5 years, Company X has posted double-digit 17 03 May 2017, 00:47
3 The cost of transatlantic airfare has nearly doubled over 14 14 Feb 2015, 06:50
20 The cost of transatlantic airfare has nearly doubled over 39 04 Mar 2017, 10:41
Display posts from previous: Sort by