BDL2DCA From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
The travel manager at work just sent out this stat:
Airport Arrival Stats - February 2007 per FlightStats
* Houston (IAH) - highest percentage of on-time arrivals wtih 80.6% of flights arriving within 15 mins. of scheduled times.
* Newark (EWR) - lowest percentage of on-time arrivals with 54.2% of flights within 15 mins. of scheduled times
I found it amusing that IAH is the best-performing hub and EWR is the worst - and they are both CO hubs.
* Chicago O'Hare (ORD) - highest percentage of canceled flights with 9.2% of scheduled arrivals cancelled
Winter weather anyone?
And I have spent enough time in the RCC at IAD to believe this one:
* Dulles (IAD) - reported longest average arrival delay time of 69 mins.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2938 times:
Not surprised with Newark. It's my home airport, and it's a disaster. Certainly nothing that CO can do about it... Lately, the problem seems to be with gusty winds. Anything over 20MPH tends to back things up for arrivals to an average delay of about an hour and a half...
Funny that IAH is the best performer-- I've connected through IAH about 10 times in the past 2 years and have been stuck overnight 3 times, and have been late 6 times. I guess I know how to pick 'em!
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2854 times:
Quote: Not surprised with Newark. It's my home airport, and it's a disaster. Certainly nothing that CO can do about it... Lately, the problem seems to be with gusty winds. Anything over 20MPH tends to back things up for arrivals to an average delay of about an hour and a half...
It's also CO's most profitable hub - the O&D numbers to Europe alone pay for the hub! Combine that with the 757's transatlantic operating costs, and you see why CO makes a LOT of money here.
HOWEVER, when it comes to operating logistics, you couldn't pick a worse spot. This is the third post on a.net in two days where I have stated that the air space on the east coast needs to be redesigned drastically in order to cope with problems in and around NYC. If the weather is bad, the weather is bad, but it shouldn't shut down every airport on the east coast if EWR has strong winds. But it does, and it will continue.
Two parallel runways too close together, cramped operating conditions, airspace restrictions...what else did I miss?
But demand and $$ outweigh the problems.
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Ejmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2625 times:
Quoting IPFreely (Reply 3): Actually, I think the primary causes are ridiculous overscheduling (passed off as ATC delays) and the greatly expanded use of low-cost underperforming regional carriers by UA.
If winter weather were the leading cause, MSP and DTW would have performance as bad or worse than ORD.
You are exactly right. MSP and DTW have just as much snow and wind, and they don't have the same problems.
"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2529 times:
Well, we have 4 hubs (EWR, CLE, IAH and GUM) and all perform rather well, otherwise they would not be hubs (LAX, GSO, SEA, HNL, DEN, etc.). Weather plagues them all and no one can control that aspect of any hub for any airline.