Posts tagged "Airline Ethics"

The Strange Ethics of Airline Security

It has happened yet again. Airline security has been breached, and it had nothing to do with the passengers. The latest case of a security breakdown has occurred overseas to an airline called JetStar.

The airline worker was caught on video as he was opening passenger bags in the luggage holds of an airliner that was about to depart. He was stealing the contents. The airline upon seeing the video vowed a full investigation.  This is airline security gone wrong – clearly an ethics breach.  A spokesperson said in part:

“We have launched an immediate investigation and will work with Airports of Thailand, our ground handler BAGS and our local security company to ensure the security of our customers’ property on-board our flights,” the statement continued.

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What Ethically Happened on that United Flight?

No one needs me to tell them that flying, in general, has become a miserable experience. Perhaps you are old enough to remember when flying was “classy” or “chic.” In that case, you are, sorry to say, pretty old (don’t fret, I’m right behind you!). However, for general passenger’s warm meals or even chocolate chip cookies are a thing of the past.  Just ask folks who fly United and other major carriers.  But that isn’t the issue ethically speaking at hand.

I frequently fly, which means I get benefits. To get those benefits I was a long-suffering general passenger. Were I to fly on a particular airline just a little less, my frequent flyer benefits would be removed. No one at the airline would much care something like that would happen to me.

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Airline Ethics Following the Amtrak Disaster

Southwest AirlinesIt is a small story at this time, but it may unfold to have numerous ethical implications.  This article deals with Airline ethics.  As you will remember, on May 12, 2015 just outside of Philadelphia, an Amtrak train flew off a curve at high speed. It was reportedly going 106 mph and the curve was built to have a maximum speed of 50 mph. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, though the operator of the train is under suspicion.

The crash resulted in eight people losing their lives and more than 200 injuries. The accident closed the Northeast train corridor.

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