Futurestar68 From Austria, joined May 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3823 times:
During waiting for my mother (she's booked on OS826, see also this topic, I was wondering about what would be the airline with most delays in the E.U.? Sorry if this has already been discussed, but I thought that changes often.
KL has a zero telorance policy, meaning that a 1 minute delay is counted as a delayed flight, whereas a lot of airlines use a 5 minute tolerance for shorthaul flights and a 15 minute tolerance for longhaul flights.
Of all scheduled longhaul flights, 99,6% was actually flown, for shorthaul 99,1%.
IMO KL has some major issues for shorthaul flights with their KLM Cityhopper Fokker 50/70/100 operations. Everyday flights are either delayed or cancelled due to mx. I really don't understand that KL management keeps saying that they are so satisfied with the Fokker a/c.
Is this number good or not comparing to other airlines? Really working for KLM in Aruba I can tell you that we get constant pressure from KLM Control in AMS about on-time departures. If for any reason the plane isn't in the air at the STD, they call and want to know why blah blah blah.
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GVWOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
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Ryanair also has a tendency to be consistently delayed (problems with baggage, disorganized boarding procedures), but it is in fact a low cost airline. I however don't think it's worthy of it's slogan "The on time airline" !
ABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3517 times:
Always had major delays when flying with monarch.
I have lost track of how many times I have sat for hours at Airports with food and drinks vouchers! Have'nt been with them recently so don't know if they have improved their timekeeping.