Congressman flight problem

An official from the headquarters of your local congressman called today.

They are interested in having your airline provide shuttle service for the congressman and/or his staff three to six times per month. The compensation would average $1,500 per flight; this amount covers the fuel and maintenance costs on your smallest aircraft. Trips would be scheduled a week in advance and the flights would not always occur on the same day of the week. Occasionally a Saturday trip might be requested.

Acceptance of the offer would give you access to this congressman who is on the Military Transport Committee. This committee is responsible for final approval of contracts to private aviation companies who transport military personnel. You have some interest in this business since it is potentially steadier than regularly scheduled passenger business and there are contracts available. One of the congressman’s aides hinted that a military contract would be the “reward” for offering your services. This could be a lucrative contract.

The irregularity in the congressman’s schedule might cause you some slight difficulty in operating your regularly scheduled routes. You  figure  that  you  can  divert  an  aircraft  from  an  unprofitable  route  if  necessary;  a  Saturday  run  would  require  that  you  defer  preventive  maintenance  on  one aircraft for a week.  

What should you do?

  1. Accept the offer. Your operations chief is clever and you believe that she/he will be able to solve any scheduling dilemmas.
  2.  Indicate  that  you  are  extremely  interested;  you  can  do  business  if  they  can  provide  a  schedule at least two weeks in advance. (However, this action might result in the contract being awarded to a carrier who does not make this stipulation.)
  3. Turn down the request.

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