June 13, 2003

Freshman Comp Assignment?: Create a Fake Airline

A college freshman created a fake airline that offered bargain-priced tickets on flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday.

Luke Thompson, of Yardley, Pa., incorporated Mainline Airways in Pennsylvania, established a business address in the Boston suburb of Wellesley and set up an elaborate Web site, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly...

-- Martin Finucane, "Student Accused of Creating Fake Airline"

I'd say this student deserves an "A" for creativity, and an "F" for ethics.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at June 13, 2003 11:23 AM

If he was in a b-school, would he deserve an 'A' of ethics? Or does getting caught fail him on ethics?

Posted by: Barry at June 13, 2003 12:46 PM

Thank goodness-- I saw that he was Yardley PA, named the airline "Mainline," and just assumed that he'd gone to Wharton. But it turns out he's enrolled elsewhere....

Posted by: askpang at June 13, 2003 04:02 PM