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Major Airport With The Least ATC Problems/delays  
User currently offlineHeyWhaTheHay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4445 times:

If you listen to the ATC, the MAJOR airport that rarely encounters problems??


The MAJOR airport with the LEAST:

ground movement problems
wind changes
runway changes
intersecting runways delays
weather
gate restrictions
approach and departure difficulties
malfunctioning ILS equipment..
ATC personel problems
...etc.etc..

I have my choice, but I would love to hear your opinions and reasons.

Hey

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User currently offlineCO18Heavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 days ago) and read 4437 times:

I would think that IAH, DFW, and DEN are up there for the least amount of delays for busy airports. Sure, IAH and DFW get some summer thunderstorms but they are usually able to get back to normal pretty quickly since none of them have intersecting runways.

DEN biggest problem is probably the snow in the winter but there isn't much you can do about that. When the shit hits the fan, all airports will experience problems.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.


CO18Heavy


User currently offlineHeyWhaTheHay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 days ago) and read 4435 times:



Quoting CO18Heavy (Reply 1):
DEN biggest problem is probably the snow in the winter but there isn't much you can do about that. When the shit hits the fan, all airports will experience problems.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Well thats kind of what Im getting at. Thing is, some airports just DON'T have weather delays, atleast compared to the rest of the country. I could name a few , but I'll leave that up to you guys.

Parallel runways and prevailing winds certainly help. Lack of major hub operations ?

JFK for instance.

Imagine how fast they could launch and recover aircraft there, if they didn't have:

both winter and summer storm delays
intersecting runways
a spread out, and a bit confusing ground layout

The place would run like clock work.

Hey


User currently offlineCO18Heavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

I would say LAX doesn't have many delays. The weather is pretty consistent year around and the operations usually utilize runways 24 and 25.

User currently offlineHeyWhaTheHay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

I agree.

Maybe PHX or LAS ? Although LAS does get alot of traffic delays

Hey


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3077 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

HNL?

At least in my corner of the country, ATC delays at SEA and PDX are pretty rare.


User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

If we are looking at international airports as well than SIN, HKG, KUL, NRT all come into mind

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24813 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

Why guess -- the DOT published the hard data.


Best Departure Ontime performance amongst large US Airports were;

January 1 - December 31, 2007 %
1 Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) 83.91
2 Portland, OR (PDX) 83.56
3 San Diego, CA (SAN) 82.52
4 Tampa, FL (TPA) 81.15
5 Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 80.20
6 Oakland, CA (OAK) 79.73
7 Houston, TX (IAH) 79.73
8 Orlando, FL (MCO) 79.26
9 Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) 78.47
10 St. Louis, MO (STL) 77.84

Remainder of list
http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_..._tables/2007_12/html/table_06.html



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

I was gunna guess/suggest MCO, but I don't know the details at every airport. I've just never had any major problems myself at MCO, and I do know it's not too often that there are runway changes, gate problems, or ground movement problems in general. While it's not the perfect layout of an airport, I think it was pretty well designed.

User currently offlineHeyWhaTheHay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4349 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
Why guess -- the DOT published the hard data.


Best Departure Ontime performance amongst large US Airports were;

January 1 - December 31, 2007 %
1 Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) 83.91
2 Portland, OR (PDX) 83.56
3 San Diego, CA (SAN) 82.52
4 Tampa, FL (TPA) 81.15
5 Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 80.20
6 Oakland, CA (OAK) 79.73
7 Houston, TX (IAH) 79.73
8 Orlando, FL (MCO) 79.26
9 Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) 78.47
10 St. Louis, MO (STL) 77.84

One thing that stands out.....

If you combine the top 3 airports 2007 passenger totals, they are still 6 million passengers shy of LAX.

Hey


User currently offlineHeyWhaTheHay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 8):
I was gunna guess/suggest MCO, but I don't know the details at every airport. I've just never had any major problems myself at MCO, and I do know it's not too often that there are runway changes, gate problems, or ground movement problems in general. While it's not the perfect layout of an airport, I think it was pretty well designed

Pilotboi,

It looks like those number provided by LAXIntl prove your guess about MCO to be correct.!

I would like to add, that the Google Earth satelite view of MCO is BY FAR, the coolest airport layout. Not sure how practical it is ( I've never flown there) but it sure looks cool from a couple hundred miles up!


Hey

[Edited 2008-07-20 22:30:54]

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

I'm surprised CLE isn't in the top 10. Other than winter, it seems like a really smooth hub.

-A



What now?
User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4215 times:



Quoting HeyWhaTheHay (Reply 9):
One thing that stands out.....

If you combine the top 3 airports 2007 passenger totals, they are still 6 million passengers shy of LAX.

No doubt LAX has some passenger numbers.

You posted the on-time departure airports now post the on-time arrival airports.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24813 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4212 times:

Ontime arrivals dont mean much if you are looking for actual airport performance as arrivals are at the mercy of enroute delays or delays based on where the flight originates.

For instance if an airport sees a large volume of flights from place such as JFK, ORD, EWR, LGA, ATL etc which have poor ontime departure rates, the arrival airport will suffer statistically as a good portion of those flights would be arriving late for no fault of the arrival airport.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4206 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):
Ontime arrivals dont mean much if you are looking for actual airport performance as arrivals are at the mercy of enroute delays or delays based on where the flight originates.

I completely agree with you however, it gives the tue airport performance as the OP wanted in the thread!



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineHeyWhaTheHay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4191 times:



Quoting Iahflyr (Reply 14):
completely agree with you however, it gives the tue airport performance as the OP wanted in the thread!

Yup, thats what I am looking for.



Hey


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