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Please read the problem sets below and answer all questions in full sentences and in English language. Send your answers (1-2 pages) by e-mail (PDF or DOC) to [email protected] . Deadline is November 25, 24:00 Problem 1 June 8, 2004 Airlines told to end price discrimination By Stephen Castle Europe's airlines have been forced to end price differences of up to 300 per cent offered on the same flights in different countries, after a six-month inquiry into their ticketing policies. The announcement came at the end of an investigation by the European Commission into the fares charged by 18 European airlines including British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, SAS, British Midland, and Virgin Atlantic. BA and SAS admitted having the different ticket charges but Giles Gantelet, spokesman for Loyola de Palacio, the EU transport commissioner, said all airlines had now ended the practice. "A little bit of naming and shaming has achieved results," he added. One example discovered was of a return flight from Frankfurt to Berlin which cost €88 (£59) when purchased in Germany but €268 in Belgium. A 50 per cent differential was found in a flight between the UK and Germany. Although the internet has revolutionised airline ticket sales, many companies still structure their systems so that travellers have to use a website geared to their country of residence. As
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course QM QM101 taught by Professor Huyduong during the Winter '11 term at RMIT Vietnam.

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