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Airlines give away more than 10 million tickets each year through their frequent flyer programs, with the typical airline awarding a free ticket for...

Airlines give away more than 10 million tickets each year through their frequent flyer programs, with the typical airline awarding a free ticket for each 25,000 miles flown on the airline. The average airline ticket costs $500 and is for a 2,500-mile round trip. Given this information, evaluate the following statement: Airlines could have the same effect on demand by eliminating their frequent flyer programs and simply lowering the average ticket price by 10 percent.

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