Education Technology

Will You Have A Seat?

Published on 08/09/2010

Activity Overview

This activity allows students to use a simulation to understand why airline companies routinely overbook flights.

Key Steps

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    This activity allows students to use a simulation to understand why airline companies routinely overbook flights.

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    Students will generate lists of random numbers to simulate passengers not showing up for a flight. Using this data, students hypothesize on how many tickets an airline needs to sell to ensure a full flight.