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Transportation & Infrastructure

Engineers try to ease the curse of the 21st century air traveler

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Delta Airlines is cutting back.

You know how it can go: flight delays - angry customers - long line - baggage that goes astray.

A group of University of Michigan engineers is busy crunching a lot of numbers in the hopes of reducing the impact of one of the leading causes of flight delays: bad weather.

Amy Cohn is an associate professor in industrial and operations engineering at Michigan. She has a special interest in airline industry operations and she joined us today.

Listen to our conversation with Cohn above.

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