Based on THIS. Is there an ethical issue?
1. This Thanksgiving, many families are traveling to reunite with one another. However, the struggling economy has limited the amount of transportation available to people. Airlines especially have been struggling to save on jet fuel and other expenses. As a result, several airlines have decreased the number of flights, leading to a jump in airfare.
2. There is an ethical issue here. Everyone has the right to visit their relatives for the holiday, but in this case, the airlines are making the decision for us. Because the airlines are decreasing the number of flights, they are limiting the peoples choices and therefore hindering their autonomy. Everyone deserves a seat on the plane, but unfortunately it is still a problem.
3. I believe that although there is a moral issue here, no one is to blame. Businesses are driven by profit. The airlines did the right thing by lowering the number of flights in order to still serve customers. If the airlines continued serving people without the necessary resources, we would all end up disappointed. Some airlines would even go out of business. This problem is solved by compromising on both sides. People must be willing to be patient and airlines must continue to serve their customers as best they can.