EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5013 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
Hello everyone at A.Net!
With airports becoming congested & slot constraint what are the costs when aircraft are delayed? What happens when an airline/aircraft misses a peak hour slot? How much does the NEW slot allocation cost?
Ba299 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2524 times:
If you miss the ATC slot you don't have to pay for another.
The slots that you refer are airport slots that are used only for planning purposes.
If you miss the slot (real name are CTOT) it cost lots of bad word.
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2420 times:
Here are some that I can conjure in my mind right now, it's from an article I read half a year ago, I think. Maybe longer than that, though it was quite interesting. Some of this is from that, some I just came up with off the top of my head.
Increased fuel consumption costs to make ETA in certain situations, either because the a/c itself is on a high utilization rate, or you need your passengers to make it for their connecting flights. ATC delays is also a major factor in increased fuel costs, which usually have a domino effect. Delays on the taxi will increase fuel consumption, and in certain extreme cases, may cause fuel related diversions, which is a separate can of worms altogether. Weather related delays have a similar effect. If an aircraft is late, and another aircraft has to be repositioned to take it's place, that can cost quite a bit of money.
Staff utilization rates will also increase, as staff and crew are likely to get overtime pay if their duty hours add up in the end. Then you have to consider aircraft that are leased on a per hour basis, or something similar. I'm not really familiar with these matters, so I can't tell you how that works.
Then there are the passengers, who's time is money, so to speak. The costs of compensating the passenger, if they miss their connection, can cost a lot of money. Putting them up in a hotel, for example, or direct compensation in terms of cash. Then the airlines actually put a value on passenger time, and that just blows my mind.
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
"Staff utilization rates will also increase, as staff and crew are likely to get overtime pay if their duty hours add up in the end."
Even worse for the airline, existing crews may go out of hours and be unable to complete the duty period, requiring a new crew to be called out on standby. Often pilots might be called to work on a rostered day off which attracts a nice payment for them (in my previous carrier, we got £350 (US$630) just for working a day off on request, that's before duty pay for the work itself, and this was quite common in the height of the Summer).
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...