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Passenger-Centric Ground Holding : including connections in ground delay program decisions

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dc.contributor.advisor Amedeo R. Odoni. en_US
dc.contributor.author Soldner, Mallory Jo en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-24T20:39:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-24T20:39:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/52804
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Operations Research Center, 2009. en_US
dc.description This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 91). en_US
dc.description.abstract This research seeks to address potential "passenger-centric" modifications to the way that ground holding delays are allocated in Ground Delay Programs. The allocation of landing slots to arriving flights during time periods when the overall capacity at an airport is reduced due to adverse weather conditions or other circumstances is a well-studied problem in Air Traffic Flow Management, but not from the passenger's perspective. We propose a Passenger-Centric Ground Holding (PCGH) model, which considers both the number of passengers on flights and, notably, when/if they are making connections. In experimental results, PCGH is shown to lead to slot allocations which are significantly different from those in the currently-used first scheduled, first served (FSFS) approach. A systematic analysis is conducted to determine the impact of PCGH on a variety of airport and airline types. Finally, the effects of a maximum-delay-limiting constraint and the convexity of the cost function are investigated. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Mallory Jo Soldner. en_US
dc.format.extent 91 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 en_US
dc.subject Operations Research Center. en_US
dc.title Passenger-Centric Ground Holding : including connections in ground delay program decisions en_US
dc.title.alternative PCGH : including connections in ground delay program decisions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 549303853 en_US


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