WHEN SEVERE weather hits, airlineswhich generally gear their operational procedures toward keeping flights on scheduleengage in critical cost-benefit analyses. They must decide whether to cancel flights and deal with the consequences or attempt to keep aircraft moving despite a less-than-ideal operating environment. There are no easy answers, and miscalculations can lead to disastrous situations in which passengers are stranded for hours at a time in aircraft sitting on the tarmac. In the ...

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