11 February 2010

American Airlines' arithmetic problem

If a blue fleece blanket and an inflatable neck pillow set is sold to a passenger for $8, how many sets should AA sell to pay the fine that will be most certainly slapped on AA by FAA, if the fine amount is:

  1. $5 million
  2. $10 million
  3. $20 million
A correct answer to all three questions will entitle the answerer to a free blanket/pillow set and a complimentary (non-alcoholic) beverage*.

(*) The offer is valid on all domestic flights excluding Hawaii and Alaska. The list of free non-alcoholic beverages is presented to the passengers during the flight and may be changed by the airline without prior notice


Dick Stanley said...

If they'd first lower the AC in the cabin, they might just sell enough of the blankets.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

What a devious mind you have, Dick ;)

Yitzchak Goodman said...

The plug to stop the air from leaking out of the inflatable pillow costs only five dollars and comes in four great designer colors. For this and other great bargains see the back of your complimentary copy of SkyCramp magazine.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oops. Thanks, Yitzchak, now I know why I never succeeded to enjoy that pillow...