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Assessing U.S. Travelers’ Trade-offs for Aviation Safety Objectives: A Natural Experiment

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Title:Assessing U.S. Travelers’ Trade-offs for Aviation Safety Objectives: A Natural Experiment
Authors:Nguyen, Kenneth
Rosoff, Heather
John, Richard
Keywords:Multi-attribute utility
aviation safety
equal protection
natural experiment
weight assessment
Date Issued:04 Jan 2017
Abstract:Understanding air travelers’ values for aviation safety is essential to design effective and well-accepted security measures. This study investigates changes in U.S. travelers trade-offs for passenger screening objectives using the occurrence of an international aviation incident (loss of Malaysian Airline Flight 370) as a natural experiment. We also examine how alternative screening procedures affect trade-offs between equity and safety concerns. Results show evidence for an enduring effect of the aviation incident on trade-offs between safety and other passenger screening objectives. Additionally, the use of different procedures to select high-risk passengers for enhanced screening altered the relative importance of the equity objective. Implications for the design of future airport security policies are discussed.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Appears in Collections: Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Support Systems Minitrack

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