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bmi: Most Punctual Airline From LHR  
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Not only have bmi kept the title of being the most punctual British airline from Heathrow, now they are the most punctual of all airlines operating out of London's prime airport. The other British carriers, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both fair much worse in 18th and 25th positions respectively.


80% of all bmi flights are on-time with delays averaging a mere 9 minutes.


The airline also has the best on-time performance on LHR's busiest routes:
EDI (84%)
AMS (77%)
CDG (76%)


Subsidiary, bmi Regional, is the most punctual scheduled airline from the UK, with 90% of all flights departing on-time with delays averaging less than 6 minutes.




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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

I know for a fact that that info is flawed. Bmi do not use ACARS to verify their pushback times, and soley reley on what time the Dispatcher says it went. It is not uncommon for a flight to go 10 mins late, but still be called in as ontime meaning the statistics are flawed.They also class any flight that pushes with-in 3 mins of std as automatically ontime, but the rules are often broken with the "bendy watch".

Other airlines only allow a 1 minute leeway on the STD to class as ontime, and are also backed up with ACARS pushback times meaning that it isn't possible to use a "bendy watch". Some airlines even go as far as recording the door closed and pushback time, and if the doors are not closed 5 mins before std, will not accept certain delay codes if the flight does push late.

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User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

surely SAA should have the best on time departure average considering their aircraft sit on the ground all day at LHR?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Hows 9W performance.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

You wouldn't happen to know number 2 to ... (fill in a high number here), do you?


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Quoting Horus (Thread starter):
Subsidiary, bmi Regional, is the most punctual scheduled airline from the UK, with 90% of all flights departing on-time with delays averaging less than 6 minutes.

Those 6 minutes are probably from the first LBA-CDG flight which leaves 30-60 minutes late EVERY morning! Apart from that, BD and BD Regional tend to be pretty punctual on services to/from LBA.



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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

They are the best on time as the airline doesnt have to wait for any passengers.

By now the stewardesses etc have figured out everyone has stopped flying bmi since they messed up the FF program, food service, flight patterns, ticketing and fare increases in 2005.


Everyone now goes by any other airline instead.



So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3297 times:

How many airlines are actually from the UK? I can think of BA, Virgin, bmi, and easyJet (maybe?)...I'm not a fan of bmi, never was. I think with lesser flights, you're bound to have more on-time departures/arrivals.

User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3290 times:

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 7):
How many airlines are actually from the UK? I can think of BA, Virgin, bmi, and easyJet (maybe?)...I'm not a fan of bmi, never was. I think with lesser flights, you're bound to have more on-time departures/arrivals.

The UK operators from LHR are; BA, VS and BMI. If you wanted to include Ireland, you could also add EI.

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 3266 times:

There are a lot of UK airlines, though some only fly routes for someone else:

Main UK Airlines are:

BA
VS
BMI (inc Baby)
Easyjet
Jet2
Air Southwest
Aer Arran
Manx Airlines
GB Airways
FlyBE
Globespan
ThomsonFly
Monarch
FirstChoice
Excel
Avro


I have to admit a vast number are chavvyjets or 50c charter operations rather than quality airlines with customer credibility



So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 3258 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 9):
There are a lot of UK airlines, though some only fly routes for someone else:

Main UK Airlines are:

BA
VS
BMI (inc Baby)
Easyjet
Jet2
Air Southwest
Aer Arran
Manx Airlines
GB Airways
FlyBE
Globespan
ThomsonFly
Monarch
FirstChoice
Excel
Avro


I have to admit a vast number are chavvyjets or 50c charter operations rather than quality airlines with customer credibility

You forgot to mention Eastern Airways and MyTravel.

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineRyanairCRL From France, joined Dec 2005, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3109 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 9):
Aer Arran

that one is Irish.

but you can add Astraeus to your list



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User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 686 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3076 times:

bmi on time departures's included STD + 15 mins........... this is pretty common among airlines, but look at AA , and if the STD is 12:00, and the aircraft pushes at 12:01, then a delay is posted ......


There's on time, then there is ON TIME..........


later


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 1):
I know for a fact that that info is flawed. Bmi do not use ACARS to verify their pushback times, and soley reley on what time the Dispatcher says it went

Actually the CAA statistics at FlightOnTime.info are not based on what the dispatcher says, or the gate agent says, or the pilot says, or ACARS, or anything like that.

The punctuality of flights for all airlines is monitored using actual takeoff and landing times from the ATC computer, with a taxi-time assumption built-in. All airlines are measured by exactly the same standard and therefore no single airline can 'cheat' the statistics in the manner you suggest.

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 7):
I think with lesser flights, you're bound to have more on-time departures/arrivals

bmi are the second biggest slot holder at LHR, hardly a small number of flights. The full punctuality breakdown of the 30 largest scheduled carriers at LHR for 2006 Q1 is listed here: Heathrow Punctutality and clearly shows that only BA have more flights.

bmi's performance is streets ahead of the big carriers and they deserve recognition for it.



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