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WSJ: The Worst Flights In America  
User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 970 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11963 times:

The Wall Street Journal had a story yesterday analyzing the 100 most frequently delayed flights in America over the last year. 40 of those flights involved EWR, and the two flights most frequently delayed were both DL EWR to ATL during the evening rush hour. To be fair, however, the article does note that if the flight numbers for it hadn't been changed so frequently, a WN flight from BWI to LGA would be the flight most often delayed.

(Note: Because this is an article only available right now to WSJ subscribers, I'm posting a link to the PDF pages for the article. And for WSJ subscribers, I'm also posting a link to a summary of the article which has a link to the full story, including a listing of all 100 flights most often delayed in the US.)

http://topics.wsj.com/documents/print/WSJ_-D001-20110804.pdf

http://topics.wsj.com/documents/print/WSJ_-D003-20110804.pdf

http://consumerist.com/2011/08/study...hts-related-to-newark-airport.html

[Edited 2011-08-05 07:44:11]

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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11411 times:

link of article:

> online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903885604576486111667671024.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop#project%3DMIDSEATNEW%26articleTabs%3Darticle


User currently offlinegatorfan From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11235 times:

I've frequently spent as long or more on the taxi out to departure from EWR on the EWR to ATL flights as I have in the air. Once we spent more than 3.5 hours taxing out of EWR on a clear cold winter day. I avoid EWR like the plauge now.

User currently offlineericaasen From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10236 times:

I do have a minor nitpick with that article. OH 6480 and DL 1977 are in the top ten and listed as ORD-CVG for 6480 and ORD-ATL for 1977. 6480 actually operates CVG-ORD-CVG and 1977 ATL-ORD-ATL, and those flights are late getting to ORD and are not delayed at ORD. I feel the need to defend ORD seeing as how I actually have worked both of those flights on the ramp. In fact I had 1977 yesterday, put 75 bags and 3500 pounds of mail on and got it out before ground time.

User currently offlineswatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

Quoting ericaasen (Reply 3):
In fact I had 1977 yesterday, put 75 bags and 3500 pounds of mail on and got it out before ground time.

I am sooooo glad we don't carry mail anymore.   

Cheers

Mike


User currently offlinerafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

It's interesting to see that, in spite of the fog problems, no SFO flight made it to the top 50 and only three show up between 51st and 100th.

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2878 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4622 times:

Having lived in the city by the bay (SF) the fog is not as much an issue as is led to believe, yes it's thick n messy when it happens, it just doesn't happen as often as one thinks, almost only summer time when it gets so hot just inland of the bay.


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User currently offlinecaljn From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4375 times:

Quoting gatorfan (Reply 2):
Once we spent more than 3.5 hours taxing out of EWR on a clear cold winter day. I avoid EWR like the plauge now.

3.5 hours on a taxi for departure? You're leaving something out of this story...that is not a normal situation, even for EWR.


User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Quoting rafabozzolla (Reply 5):
It's interesting to see that, in spite of the fog problems, no SFO flight made it to the top 50 and only three show up between 51st and 100th.

Which three flights were they? If UA 225 (IAD-SFO) isn't on the list, I will be quite surprised...that flight is the bane of my existence!!

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
Having lived in the city by the bay (SF) the fog is not as much an issue as is led to believe, yes it's thick n messy when it happens, it just doesn't happen as often as one thinks, almost only summer time when it gets so hot just inland of the bay.

Quite true...although it's been pretty bad the last week or two  



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