Date of Award

Spring 5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Aviation - Airport Development and Management



First Advisor

John Deaton

Second Advisor

Debbie Carstens

Third Advisor

Troy Nguyen


The purpose of the current study was to identify whether passengers had a preference between traveling on low-cost carriers versus legacy carriers during the ongoing pandemic. Building off research conducted by another researcher, several dimensions were identified and utilized within the question items. For this research, the target population was persons residing within the United States who were at least 18 years old and have traveled since the start of the pandemic in the United States in January 2020. A questionnaire was distributed online, and convenience sampling was undertaken. A T-test was conducted, and results indicated that when it came to pandemic travel, more participants preferred to utilize legacy carriers. Reliability and validity of the questionnaire were assessed and found to be acceptable.


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