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VS Most Delayed Airline In The UK  
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

in 2004 VS had an average of 25.54 min delay per flight making it the most delayed schedule airlines opering in the UK. VLM had the less delayed with 6.38 min average delay.
according to www.flightontime.info


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Notice that the Top 6 most punctual airlines avoid LHR (with the exeption of a handful of BMIR weekend flights), whilst 7 of the bottom 8 operate most of their UK services from LHR.


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User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

I am a little confused with the figures of this site: is it measuring the "average delay" on departure?  Confused

Seen by me, who works in the railway industry, I have to say that what is more interesting for the passenger is the average delay on arrival!

Furthermore comparing airlines with a value of delay in minutes, without considering the flight durations, seems a little odd.
The absolute value of the delay should be compared with the average duration of flights: a 15 minute delay on a 1 hour flight is not the same as 15 minutes on a 12 hours flight!



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

STN was, at one time, very quiet and so there were few delays. However, it is nowadays very busy indeed, with the over 30 FR flights alone between 0610 and about 0730. It is not at all uncommon to see 4 or 5 aircraft awaiting departure during the peak periods. I wonder whether the airport still offers to LCCs what it used to.


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User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Wouldnt VS be more affected since they have less daily departures than plenty of other airlines out of LHR? Besides, I think they build it into their schedule because you almost always make up that time, and more, coming back over the Atlantic. VS has always gotten me in to LAX early, even whilst holding on the ground for up to an hour at LHR.


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User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 871 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Quoting Amhilde (Reply 4):
Besides, I think they build it into their schedule because you almost always make up that time, and more, coming back over the Atlantic. VS has always gotten me in to LAX early, even whilst holding on the ground for up to an hour at LHR.

While you may have been holding for an hour after push back, this does not mean that there is a delay of an hour before take-off. The take off slot time can sometimes be as much as 30mins after push back. for example, if your departure is 1200 and you push back on time, the actual takeoff slot might be 1230. Therefore, if you actually take off at say 1245, it may seem to the passenger that the flight is 45mins late, but in reality it is only 15mins. The ground holding time is generally built into the schedule.


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