An airline pilots reply to this would be greatly appreciated:
I once observed a major air carrier land in a driving thunderstorm on ORD runway 22R. The wings were rocking and lightning was almost continous. From my point of view it seems as though the passengers safety wasn't foremost regarding the completion of this flight. (I'm sure many of those passengers would agree)! This storm had yet to arrive at Chicago MDW which would of made a perfect alternate for this medium size Boeing. What could be the justification for landing in such conditions? Dallas L-1011 and New Orleans 727 are still prime examples of the potentally hazardous outcomes of operations in such weather!