Sept 8, 2003

A computer bug is delaying BA flights.

Sites to Visit for More Information:

  1. British Airways
  2. BAA Heathrow
  3. Save the Children

Questions:

  1. Draw a PPF that shows air travel on the x-axis and other goods and services on the y-axis.
  2. Show the effect of computerized check-in and baggage systems on the PPF.
  3. Are computerized check-in and baggage systems efficient?
  4. According to the news article, airports in Scotland were processing check-ins manually until the computer problem was corrected. Is it possible that the manual check-ins occurred at a point of allocative efficiency? Why or why not?

Chapters: 2

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