Re: Snow planning

From: (Jerome Dawson)
Organization: DocuMedia Technology, Inc.
Date:         22 Jan 96 03:24:15 
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It's possible I missed it being mentioned here but many airlines
suspended service to those cities in the path of the blizzard to avoid
stranding passengers, particularly "thru" passengers at hubs.

That's not so much out of a sense of charity as it is a way to avoid some
nasty expenses. You strand passengers, you find accomodations for them.
That can be a pricey proposition when you cancel one flight. When all the
airlines are doing it at once in the same city, those hotel rooms you've
contracted special rates for (for just such emergencies) fill up fast.

The situation at those customer service counters can get ugly real fast
in a situation like that.