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Air Transportation & Severe Weather

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Airports in the Midwest have shut down due to severe, multistate blizzard conditions, stranding several hundred passengers. Also stranded are critically needed medical supplies for Intensive Critical Care Units; supplies usually shipped by UPS air carriers.

Questions:

1. Passengers: (a) Would you reroute them? (b) If so, how?

2. Medical supplies: What would be your first course of action? Second?

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Airports in the Midwest have shut down due to severe, multistate blizzard conditions, stranding several hundred passengers. Also stranded are critically needed medical supplies for Intensive Critical Care Units; supplies usually shipped by UPS air carriers.
Questions:

1. Passengers: (a) Would you reroute them? (b) If so, how?

Airlines operate under a contract of carriage, which is a written agreement between the airline and passenger. Based on this agreement, passengers will be "rerouted to the next available flight to their original destination or to another nearby destination of their choosing at no cost" (Gulliver, 2015). It is in the best interest of the airline to reroute customers during a severe, multistate blizzard, in the event a passenger is insisting they wish to fly. ...

Solution Summary

This solution addresses a scenario in which airports in the Midwest have been shut down as a result of a severe winter storm. It discusses whether to reroute passengers and how and also how to transport medical supplies. Includes APA formatted references.

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