Essays Tagged: "Air travel"

"Airline Safety" will describe some of the modern problems with American Air Transportation and compare it to other forms of transportation

of your harmful actions or serve one fourth of your jail term, would you be happy? On average major airlines only have to pay a quarter for every dollar of fines that they are issued by the FAA, the F ... forgetting to complete paperwork to not screening luggage for explosives. Some people believe that air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation, while others question its safety. This repo ...

(6 pages) 156 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Pilot fatigue The Causes, Effects and Consequences

Pilot FatigueThe Causes, Effects and ConsequencesBy jeffstrioIntroductionNo one ever said air travel was easy. Major traffic delays getting into the airport, lack of parking spaces once you ... y endless ticket counter lines, security checkpoints and screenings, cancelled flights, and general airport congestion can make departure trips to any airport an adventure. Conversely, cramped seating ...

(93 pages) 628 0 3.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Case Study of an airline in the post 9-11 era, and a marketing analysis of how the airline can gain marketshare

ves its scent behind long after the encounter ends. While the American consumer's confidence in the airline industry is steadily climbing on the polls, the reality is that given the option, many trave ... reality is that given the option, many travelers are selecting methods of transportation other than air travel. The result is that the damaged Airline industry is having a more difficult time shaking ...

(5 pages) 649 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Analysis of Southwest Airlines

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSouthwest Airlines has come across some issues and the one with the most concern is expansion. Southwest must ... emain profitable. What has to be taken into account would be new construction costs in a major city airport, addition of two new gates, more labor costs, etc.The management of Southwest must strive to ... p its competitive advantage and strategic coherence when faced with future expansion decisions. The airline must make certain that any expansion decisions are consistent with its short-haul, high freq ...

(11 pages) 1215 6 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Is air travel safe?

Is air travel safe?Statistically, air travel is reasonably safe when compared with road, rail and sea. ... rry, and ocean going ship disasters are regular enough to be commonplace, taking a global view. Yet air disasters are usually fatal to all or most concerned and are therefore more widely reported. Con ... cerned and are therefore more widely reported. Consequently there is international pressure to make air travel as safe as possible, and rightly so. Yet no form of travel can be made totally safe. The ...

(3 pages) 92 0 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

Air or Land?

Air or Land?In today's society traveling is apart of every American's life. Driving and flying are t ... an driving, I have gathered a few statistics and quotes. The risk of being involved in a commercial aircraft accident is one in three million. The number of United States highway deaths in a typical s ... ginning of commercial flights four decades ago. To be precise, fewer people have died in commercial airplane crashes in America over the past sixty years than are killed in United States auto accident ...

(3 pages) 56 1 4.4 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Air Travel.

Air travel remains a large and growing industry. It facilitates economic growth, worldtrade, interna ... d is therefore central to the globalisationtaking place in many other industries. The International Air Transport Association(IATA) reports that air travel has grown by 7% per year. But due to recent ... therehas been a slow down in demand for transatlantic and business flights all over the world. The airline industry is changing rapidly and also changes in market organisation have been affected by w ...

(8 pages) 246 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Solution to Southwest Airlines 1993 expansion.

t, which allow Southwest to exploit economies of density and maintain a fleet comprised of a single aircraft type, thus minimizing maintenance, spare parts inventory and pilots training costs. In ente ... enance, spare parts inventory and pilots training costs. In entering new markets, Southwest chooses airports that are readily accessible, rather than large, crowded international airport, which saves ...

(6 pages) 243 0 4.2 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Virgin Atlantic Airways, ten years after.INSEAD case study about the way Virgin Atlantic has been managed by its CEO and the challenges for next years.

in every activity he is driving the Virgin group into. Virgin's best known operations are probably air travel (the Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Express airlines) and music stores (Virgin Megastores), b ... city stunts, the most daring being his attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon. This particular goal was not achieved, but both Branson and Virgin gained significant w ...

(29 pages) 637 0 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Engineering processes in the wake of a catastrophe.

destruction in the tens of billions of dollars; millions of square feet of office space destroyed; air travel disrupted around the world; an undetermined impact on the international economy; global p ... ival without a loss of public opinion, especially in the case of high profile companies such as the airlines. Airlines in fact, face even greater problems due to their direct involvement in the attack ...

(6 pages) 76 0 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

The advantages and disadvantages of traveling; by plane, train, and car.

there are hundreds of flights leaving every half-hour, in every direction from and to almost every airport in the world. Besides being fast and convenient, studies have shown it's also safer. Statist ... luxurious. This is the most expensive section to sit in. It has more leg room, larger and softer chairs, better service, and hand prepared meals instead of the processed food the rest of the plane ge ...

(4 pages) 71917 1 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Physics of sound.

is being that the vibrations of an object makes every sound. When an object vibrates, it causes the air around it to vibrate. The vibrations in the air travel out from all directions of the object. Th ... hey then reach our ears, and the brain reads them as sounds. Many sounds we hear travel through the air; however, they can also travel through solid objects like the earth. Our voice is made in the la ...

(3 pages) 59 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

4 major characteristics of services and the marketing strategies available for the service organization

ible assets which can be seen, touched, smelled, heard or taste prior to purchase. E.g., education, air travel, sporting events, highly intangible*Purchasing movie ticket, buy you an experience, servi ... uation of service is based on how well the restaurant prepared the food*To reduce intangibility, an airline company feature tangible assets such as their airplanes, pilots, flight attendants, or other ...

(9 pages) 722 1 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Airline Passengers: Classification Essay

"Thank you for calling Turbulence Airlines. This is Carol; how can I help you?... From where?... To where?... Departing on which day?. ... rvation process, but there are a considerable number that do not. Assisting the general public with air travel demands more than knowledge of the latest policies at the airport - which can and do chan ... or. People have their unique identities and temperaments, and we all agree we like it this way, but airline passengers can be divided categorically. Although there are several feathers on this bird, I ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Airport extension in the south east of England. Pros and Cons of building a new airport at Cliffe

ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY:A NEW LONDON AIRPORT AT CLIFFE1. IntroductionOver the last 50 years there has been a dramatic increase in the amo ... air travel across the world and the UK. Especially in the last decade the emergence of the low cost airlines has led to an increased demand for air travel. More and more people fly to destinations, wh ... stinations, whether it is for business or holidays. This resulted in increased pressure on existing airport capacity especially in the South East of England where demand is highest.There is already a ...

(10 pages) 81 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Airline Deregulation

and come as we please, technically not having to listen to the governing authority. This is how the airlines were treated until 1978.Before 1978 airlines were treated like kids. They could only fly wh ... lines were treated like kids. They could only fly where (the parent) the government would let them. Air travel started back after World War I, when only the rich or very well off people got the opport ...

(11 pages) 268 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Supply, Demand, and Pricing

easily drive your car, take thebus, hop on the train, or take a most...but most people like to fly. Airplanes give us theability to travel long distances in only a fraction of the time it would take b ... tances in only a fraction of the time it would take by any otherform of transportation.The costs of air travel is ever increasing and decreasing in line with the supplyand demand. Americans love to tr ...

(3 pages) 579 1 2.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Ryanair's Business Level Strategy: A Cost-Leadership Strategy

o gain a competitive advantage over its rivals in a market or industry. (Hill and Jones 2004 ). Ryanair's cost-leadership strategy is based on the intent to outperform competitors by doing everything ... competitors by doing everything it can to establish a cost structure that allows it to provide its air travel service at a lower unit cost than they can. At the very heart of this strategy is the int ...

(10 pages) 468 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Gas prices and the example of supply and demand

easily drive your car, take thebus, hop on the train, or take a most...but most people like to fly. Airplanes give us theability to travel long distances in only a fraction of the time it would take b ... tances in only a fraction of the time it would take by any otherform of transportation.The costs of air travel is ever increasing and decreasing in line with the supplyand demand. Americans love to tr ...

(3 pages) 221 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

American Airlines

American Airlines Marketing cases AMERICAN AIRLINES 1. Issues 2. American Airlines' objectives 3. The airline ... tegies 10. Assumptions and risks1- Issues The main issue of this case is the lack of profits of the airline industry, an industry that should be more than profitable due to the large amount of custome ... ry that should be more than profitable due to the large amount of customers, the necessity of using airlines' services and the high prices charged by most of these airlines. What we are going to deal ...

(6 pages) 146 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing