Airline schedule buffers and flight delays: A discrete model

Jan K. Brueckner, Achim I. Czerny, Alberto A. Gaggero

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This paper revisits the airline schedule-buffer choice problem analyzed by Brueckner et al. (2021) using a simpler model where the random shocks influencing flight times are discrete rather than continuous. The analysis yields closed-form solutions for the flight and ground buffers as well as full comparative-static results, neither of which were available in the earlier paper. The paper also explores several extensions to the model that were not present in the previous paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100218
JournalEconomics of Transportation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021


  • Airlines
  • Flight delays
  • Schedule buffers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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