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The talk starts by listing some fundamental properties of the flight network, but flights are simple relative to prices, and after the flight discussion will be a long but necessary introduction to airline prices. Then some basic computational complexity results about the difficulty of air travel planning are presented, with demos that illustrate the complexity results. The talk concludes with an introduction to seat availability processing, since it is an important part of understanding how airline prices work, though this information isn't used in the rest of the talk.