Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 1759 times:
Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 23): How's that for progress? I believe UA used 2 hour CLE-IDL block times for their DC-6B's. The airlines, which used to sell speed, are now running the schedules of 50 years ago.
It's just smart. It's building in the fairly usual ATC delays that happen in/out of JFK. We have CLE-EWR flights that have like 1:50 block times, for that very reason.
25 XJRamper: Yeah its progress because that means the airlines are allowing for error into JFK. You are in the JFK system between 4p-10p be ready for massive dela
26 MasseyBrown: Today's block times may be "smart" and unfortunately they are a fact of life - but I don't know how you call them progress.
27 Falcon84: It may not be progress, but it's better than a time 30 minutes less, and dealing with constantly being late.