The Ultimate How Budget Airlines Work Quiz
by Staff
Many of us have already had the experience of flying on a budget airline. Contrary to popular belief, most low-cost carriers arrive on time and do not lose your luggage, though you might have to put up with smaller seats and snack-less flights. Before you book your next flight, take our quiz to see how much you really know about flying on a budget.

In which century did air travel debut?

  • 19th century
  • 20th century
  • 21st century

Budget airlines reduce ticket prices by cutting their _____costs.

  • operating
  • decorating
  • cleaning

Until 1978 the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) regulated all United States interstate airlines. What did they regulate?

  • food service
  • fares
  • interior decor

The Boeing 737 is considered a _____ passenger jet.

  • small
  • medium size
  • large

Airline pilots can earn more than _____ a year.

  • 50000
  • 100000
  • 500000

Which of the following expenses is the most unpredictable for the airlines?

  • salaries
  • fuel
  • baggage handling

Which of the following expenses are typical of commercial airlines?

  • computer costs
  • maintenance costs
  • both of the above

One important way budget airlines save money is by _____ hedging.

  • food
  • fuel
  • baggage

By using only one kind of plane, budget airlines save on:

  • maintenance
  • food
  • airport fees

Budget airlines save on airport fees by using ______ airports.

  • busy
  • small
  • major

Which of the following airports is the cheapest?

  • Chicago O'Hare
  • Washington Dulles International
  • Baltimore BWI Marshall

Budget airlines are known for their _____ class.

  • business
  • first
  • none of the above

Budget airlines usually offer _____ haul flights.

  • short-
  • medium-
  • long-

Many budget airlines sell their tickets:

  • only at their own ticket counter
  • only on their own Web site
  • both of the above

Are budget airlines safe?

  • yes
  • no
  • as safe as others