Ethical Dilemmas in Air-Travel Safety Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Ethical Dilemmas in Air-Travel Safety
An analysis of the ethical dilemma of whether airlines should mandate safety-seats for kids.
# 141710 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Aviation, Aeronautics (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper evaluates the ethical dilemma presented by an FAA potential decision to mandate safety-seats for kids, but which would require an addtional financial outlay for the parent. The paper asserts that an ethical analysis based on a just theory of equal benefits and burdens suggests that the FAA has no choice but to mandate such a solution.

From the Paper:

"The ethical issue in question is whether small children should be required to fly in safety seats, thereby adding the cost of an extra seat to the parent's total airfare. If made a requirement, the current status of a free ticket for the child would no longer be operative. The question of whether or not to mandate safety seats for small children air passengers falls within the realm of an ethical dilemma because there is no absolute criteria with which to decide between the two competing choices, and yet appease all contending interests, rights and goals; inclusive of both short and long-term perspectives. Resolution between the..."

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