747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
There is a new website www.fly.faa.gov that lists airport delays around the country. I was due to leave JFK for SFO and checked the website to find delays in SFO. It said there were delays over 2 hours. Called my airline and sure enough my flight is delayed 2 hrs. 15 min. So it does seem that the information provided is accurate. Thought i would pass this on.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1055 times:
Something to keep in mind here are that these types of delays being posted are often subject to sudden change.
SFO is the perfect example. Right now, the 900 foot overcast ceiling at SFO is generating the same kind of 2-hour delays at the departure points for various flights destined for SFO. If that ceiling suddenly dissapates such that SFO can resume simultaneous visual approaches to 28L and 28R, the acceptance rate for SFO doubles, the FAA delay program disappears, and flights can depart ASAP. Great news if you're already checked-in, boarding pass in hand for your XYZ-SFO flight, but not so great if you delayed leaving the house based on the supposed 2-hour delay.
Essentially, these web postings re: delays concern "projected" or "anticipated" delays, and any connection with reality is purely coincidental....