Coal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2426 posts, RR: 7 Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5132 times:
I might need to fly to Boston in a couple of weeks from Singapore, basically for a day. In trying to find the best schedule, I thought of flying via NRT and try out JL's new 787 service. However, it seems the three flights that have been operated so far have departed abour 45mins late, although they did arrive roughly on schedule. Should I go by the assumption that this flight will be departing late for the next few weeks and perhaps consider alternatives given that my potential itinerary does not allow for delays?
Lentini2001 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5121 times:
No flight is ever guaranteed to take off without a delay is it? You could book on another carrier only to find that on the day circumstances beyond the airlines control (lets say weather for example) delay you anything from 5 minutes to 5 hours - highly unlikely, but you never know.
Sorry, I know that isn't what you expected someone to say but picking a flight that isn't going to potentially suffer a delay is something no mortal can possibly choose.
SRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 1007 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4962 times:
Agree with sw733.
Also, in the excellent trip report from abrelosojos on the inagaural JL8 it departed 30 min.+ late because of celebrations over the first longhaul JL 787 flight, first Asia-BOS flight etc. Could be another reason.
Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!