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Air time : another measure of the quality of passenger service

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dc.contributor.advisor Arnold I. Barnett. en_US
dc.contributor.author Blake Betancourt, Juan Jamie en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-03T18:30:45Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-03T18:30:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/38331
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, Technology and Policy Program; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, June 2006. en_US
dc.description Page 83 blank. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract The proposal of a new metric called "Air Time" and its various components, show the advantage of having a broader perspective of the travel process of airline passengers. Travel time is basically affected by three different factors. These factors are the length of the flight, the frequency of the flight and the day on which this flight is operated. Particular attention is paid to the ground side component of the Air Time and on how this component is affected by the three variables mentioned above. The Air Time offers the possibility of making comparisons of the different parts of the travel process while looking at the whole picture of it. These comparisons range from comparing two airlines operating on the same route to compare the performance of the different stages of the travel process in different times. The relation of these three variables to the Air Time is well determined and statistical analysis is done in order to show how each of these variables affects the Air Time and its various components. As a result of the statistical analysis, at the end is possible to estimate the ground side component of the Air Time for a given flight based on its haul, frequency and day of operation. among airlines. en_US
dc.description.abstract (cont.) The information provided by the Air Time and its different components, can assist airlines and airport as an additional tool in operations planning. Also, the information provided by this new metric can benefit the public by allowing people to better understand what it really means, in terms of time, to engage in a flight with a particular airline and thus improving the competition en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Juan Jamie Blake Betancourt. en_US
dc.format.extent 83 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Technology and Policy Program. en_US
dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.title Air time : another measure of the quality of passenger service en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Technology and Policy Program. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 154723987 en_US


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