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Unformatted text preview: Part B. Analyzing the Airline industry as a transportation system: 1. System purpose & functions a. This systems purpose is to be a successful profit maximizing business, and all parts of the system are geared towards this goal from pricing models to employment policies. b. This system functions to accommodate travelers and take them from point A to point B quickly and safely and in as much comfort as possible without sacrificing time and too much overhead costs since individual airlines must retain their competitive edge over others in the industry 2. This system is influenced by laws and regulations, state federal and international governance systems. Also it is embedded in competition with other transportation systems such as bus and train systems. It also is very responsive to the oil industry system, as this is a major and required input the Airline system. 3. Its subsystems include for the most part competing individual airlines and promotional activities....
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- Spring '07