ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 496-006: Airline Economics
(Spring 2018)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Robinson B108

Section Information for Spring 2018

Airlines apply economic principles in many surprising ways. Ever wonder why airline pricing seems so bizarre? It’s because of price elasticity and perishable products. Have you been denied a frequent flier seat even though you have the miles? Blame Yield Management, an Economics-based forecasting science critical to airline revenues. Why do Airlines partner and even share their codes with competitors? Economics drives the basis for the key aspects of these alliances.  Add in labor contracts, airport operations, fleet planning, aircraft scheduling, lots of metrics, and plenty more for a super elective class! 


Airline Economics is offered as both a 400-level undergraduate and 600-level graduate elective.  Great for Economics majors, Business majors, Aviation Engineers, and anyone interested in how Economics really comes to life in this complex industry. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Subject matter varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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