|Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 148):|
But they'll recover... adapt... and move on. Can they change some of the bad business decisions? Yes.
Interestingly enough you have hit upon the real crux of the issue. Has B6 learned from this, or will they do the same thing next time (maybe even getting away with it, if the weather heps them out). Unfortunately we can speculate all we want, and B6 can lip service all they want, but only the next time there's a major WX incident at B6 will we know for sure.
The one thing that surprised me with this, is just how fragile B6 is operationally. That they are so close to their breaking point concerns me somewhat. I mean JFK wasn't out of comission for THAT long and it did this. What happens if there's a truly major storm in the area or heaven forbid some sort of malicious activity that shutters the airport for any length of time? Do they just fold up and say 'sorry folks try again in 7 days'?