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Traveler: Southern Airways has a far worse safety record

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Traveler: Southern Airways has a far worse safety record that Air Dacentaria over the past few years, in terms of both the frequency of accidents and the severity of accidents. Therefore, although Air Dacentaria is slightly more expensive, I will choose it over Southern Airways for my flight from Pederton to Dacenta, since it is worth paying extra to have a safer flight.

Which of the following, if ture, casts the most serious doubt on the traveler
s argument?

A. Air Dacentaria's flight from Pederton to Dacenta is nonstop, whereas Southern Airways' flight touches down in Gorinda on the way.
B. Most Southern Airways flights, ut not its flight from Pederton to Dacenta, use Sarmouth airport, which because of its mountainous location is one of the world's most dangerous.
C. For its flights from Pederton to Dacenta, Southern Airways uses a different model of airplane, with a smaller capacity, that the model Air Dacentaria uses for its flights on the same route.
D. Only in the last few years has the cost of flying from Pederton to Dacenta been more expensive on Air Dacentaria than on Southern Airways.
E. Although the frequency of accidents is greater on Southern Airways, on both airlines the proportion of flights that have accidents is very small.
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30 Apr 2006, 23:20
Between B and (E) I will pick (E)

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02 May 2006, 22:57
i will go for the B because e tell aboutthe proportion of flights which have accidents and not specifying the flight from Pederton to Dacenta may be it is included in that prop.
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03 May 2006, 02:49
I was initially inclined for B.
But go with E.
The intention here is to have a safER flight. But the argument is weakened if the proportion of accidents is the same.

Why not B : Yes, for this particular flight, it does not take the dangerous route. It takes a safe route. But still, it wouldnt harm the person if he took the other flight as well.
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03 May 2006, 03:27
I think one of these is duplicate :

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=28969
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04 May 2006, 12:43
I think it should be B:
It assumes that because Southern airlines has to fly through dangerous locations, it may be the only contribuor to worse safety records.
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04 May 2006, 17:22
I agree with B ... the traveler associates the trip he is making with all the other trips saying its not safe b/c Southern airlines is not safe in general. B goes against that saying that the trip the traveler wants to make indeed does not have the typical dangers as other Southern Airlines' flights.
04 May 2006, 17:22
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