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英文字義題 (急問)

Despite the grim atmosphere in the airline industry, business- and first-class passengers remain a lushly profitable segment.

(A)Although the prospect of the airline industry is not rosy, the airline companies can still make profits from business- and first-class passengers.

(B)The airline industry is attempting to attract more business- and first-class passengers; however, the promotions do not progress as well as expected.

(C)The grim atmosphere in business- and first-class cabins has great impacts on the airline industry.

(D)Business- and first-class passengers cannot bring the airline companies enough profits to support the industry.

Update:

這是一題字義題

答案是a 想請問大大這題目的意思是在說啥 以及各個選項的意思為何?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Despite the grim atmosphere in the airline industry, business- and first-class passengers remain a lushly profitable segment.

    儘管航空業氣氛不妙,但是商務艙和頭等艙的乘客仍然是蠻讓航空公司賺錢的。

    (A)Although the prospect of the airline industry is not rosy, the airline companies can still make profits from business- and first-class passengers.

    雖然航空業前景看淡,但是航空公司仍然可以從商務艙和頭等艙的乘客身上賺到錢。

    (B)The airline industry is attempting to attract more business- and first-class passengers; however, the promotions do not progress as well as expected.

    航空業正試圖要招攬更多商務艙和頭等艙的顧客;但是廣告的進行不如預期。

    (C)The grim atmosphere in business- and first-class cabins has great impacts on the airline industry.

    商務艙和頭等艙的陰森森氣氛大大影響到航空業。(這個答案把"氣氛"改到客艙裡面去了,和原題完全不同。)

    (D)Business- and first-class passengers cannot bring the airline companies enough profits to support the industry.

    商務艙和頭等艙的顧客無法為航空公司換取足夠利潤來支持這個(航空)工業。

    2012-11-03 17:50:31 補充:

    D) ”賺取“才是 (不是"換取")

  • 7 years ago

    master 26535! I agree with your saying. If airline can survive on business and first class passenger. They would not be in so much trouble lately.

  • 7 years ago

    I am pretty familiar with the airline industry and realy have to disagree with the rationales in this question.

    1. Airlines make profit from each and every "revenue pax" - non-revenue pax are those free fliers on mileages or employee benefits.

    2. where airlines loose $ is the empty seat.

    2012-11-03 07:18:13 補充:

    3. airlines makes less from discounted business class than full fare economy;

    4. few airlines fly first and business classes only flight any more.

    5. airlines loose $ with 50% empty economy even with full first/business classes. Answer A seems to suggest otherwise.

    2012-11-03 07:19:59 補充:

    Although A is not sound nor complete, it is still the best amongst all available choices.

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