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American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3282 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1571 times:

saw this from CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/09/tr...nes-on-time-performance/index.html

how does this stand up against the rest of the US airlines,poor, average? The piece does not offer comparisons.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25543 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1573 times:

Anyone surprised ?

Industry average in September was 83.3%.

Also AA represented 33% of call cancellations in the US for the month.


Full breakdown can be viewed at:

American Airlines does really, really bad in September on-time numbers
http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2...in-september-on-time-numbers.html/

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User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5254 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

How does the rate of late and cancelled flights in September compare with October? I was at ORD in early October and BOS in the middle of the month. Everything seemed to be running close to on time.

User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17548 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

All those pilots putting safety first, until they get a contract and it's no longer an issue 


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User currently offlineTdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 3):
All those pilots putting safety first, until they get a contract and it's no longer an issue

My favorite excuse last month, "We're going to return to the gate because I'm detecting a possible noise coming from the front nose wheel and I don't think it's safe to take off until we check it out"

Me - "I bet it's because this MD80 is 25 years old and squeaks from time to time"

(one hour later)

"Maintenance looked over the entire nose wheel and couldn't find anything wrong, so we're going to leave now"

Mind you this was a 10pm departure out of DFW   



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User currently offlineairindia787 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

According to FlightStats, AA's on time performance in October was 68.23%. The industry average was 75.57% and the drop is due in part to Hurricane Sandy.

Full breakdown is available here, and includes all North American Airlines:

http://www.flightstats.com/go/story.do?id=1040


User currently offline777wt From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

I'm sure it's the frivolous maintenance write ups on the line causing most of the delays.

Didn't AA formed a department recently to investigate and deal with problem pilots and frivolous maintenance write ups?


User currently offlinewwtraveler99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1570 times:

If I remember correctly MX delays do not count against the airlines. This is all due to the DOT, and not want safety to interfere with on-time performance. But I do believe the DOT counts a cancelled flight as a delay. This is because the cancellations delays the passengers.

Please correct me if I am wrong.


WW


User currently offline737-990 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1570 times:

Quoting wwtraveler99 (Reply 7):
If I remember correctly MX delays do not count against the airlines. This is all due to the DOT, and not want safety to interfere with on-time performance. But I do believe the DOT counts a cancelled flight as a delay. This is because the cancellations delays the passengers.

Please correct me if I am wrong.


WW

MX delays count against an airline, the only thing DOT does not count are international flights (to and from and international destination). Once those international flights are removed from the equation then all domestic flights delayed 15mins or more from the original ETA are considered late by the DOT regardless of the reason.



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