Pellegrine From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Mar 2007, 2548 posts, RR: 8 Posted (5 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
The nonprofit public policy organization Brookings Institution released a report today entitled "Expect Delays: An Analysis of Air Travel Trends in the United States" under their Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. It is an analysis of domestic air travel from 1990-2009.
Interesting points in the report (fair use):
-Corridors of no more than 500 miles
constituted half of all flights and carried 30 percent of all passengers in the most recent twelve month period starting April 2008.
-Between April 2008 and March 2009, 26 metropolitan areas captured nearly three-quarters of all domestic travelers
-20 of these metros landed 94 percent of all international passengers
-Within the 26 domestic hubs, six experienced
worse-than-average delays for both arrivals and departures: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, and San Francisco
-Just as troubling, air travel is one of the largest per capita polluters per mile, edged out only by solo-driven SUVs and standard automobiles.14 (Sightline Org)
-There have been many hiccups during the NextGen (Next Generation Air Transportation System) planning and implementation process and it is not expected to reach even midterm implementation until anywhere from 2012 to 2018.
-Carrier delays—which are delays within the airline’s control, such as crew problems—drop as metropolitan area size increases. Conversely, NAS (National Air System) delays increase sharply with increasing the metropolitan area size.
-These high level of NAS delays, both from the NAS and Late Aircraft categories, suggest the vast majority of poor on-time performance is borne by inadequacies within the National Aviation System. According to the GAO, one factor for increased congestion and delays are “inadequate investment in airport and air traffic control infrastructure.”
-The national average for all delayed flights in 1990 was 40.9 minutes. By the annualized measure in June 2009, this number had increased to 56.5 minutes. Even more troublingly, the share of delayed flights landing at least two hours late more than doubled from 4.3 percent in 1990 to 10.1 percent in May 2009.
FrmrCAPCADET From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months ago) and read 2145 times:
The worsening of on-time performance, the adding of fees, eroding service standards - is there anyone out there who thinks passengers have not noticed. The next study could well look at just how elective people consider their flights. My suspicion is that not so many flights are as rock-bottom essential as the airlines hope.
Buffet: the airline business...has eaten up capital...like..no other (business)
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21936 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2): How did they come up with that? A 737 at 70% LF burns less fuel per passenger mile than the average 4-door sedan with 2 passengers.
"They" didn't, but instead quote data from another entity. Lazy, and nothing to do with the study, but part of the religion of climate change is ALL studies/stories must include an element of this to gain traction.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.