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Why Long Delay On New JL8 NRT-BOS Flights?  
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2172 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Hi there

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?


Is this because it is a new a/c on a new route?


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User currently offlineLentini2001 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4371 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.

User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21639 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

If they expect favorable winds they might purposely leave late so as not to spend an extra hour in Boston. It allows for easier connection logistics at NRT.

Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6376 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Maybe it's just me, but I could not care less how late a plane leaves, I care how late it arrives. If it arrives roughly on time, is that not what matters?

User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 925 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4212 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.

Rgds, Sveinn

Flights flown: 289 - Airlines: 41 - Airports: 66 - Next flights: RKV-AEY-RKV, KEF-EWR-MCO, SRQ-LGA, JFK-KEF
User currently onlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4312 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

JL has one of the highest 'on time records' in the whole industry. You can rely that this airline is on time with 99% assurance.

"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
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