Course Detail

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Cost of field trip: approximately $100. Priority given to: seniors and graduate students; others may enroll, space permitting. Elective.

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This course provides an introduction to commercial airline management. Topics include the history and development of the U.S. airline industry, air transportation laws and regulations, network planing, schedule planning, pricing and revenue management, airport and onboard customer service, labor relations under the Railway Labor Act, and others.  Students will utilize industry data and learn to perform analyses conducted by airline analysts and professionals.  A class field trip to a local airport or aviation facility will give students a change to experience aviation operations first-hand and network with industry executives.