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Airlines- Always Never On Time!

Sun Sep 26, 1999 1:09 pm


is it just me?
or is every airline late these days!!!
I flew Lufthansa to Israel (late 3.4 hours late)
I flew Cond. from Israel-yyz (late 4.2 hours late)
I flew El Al from Rhodes-Israel (late 1 hour)

Half of the problem is the airports...
Newark the worst
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RE: Airlines- Always Never On Time!

Sun Sep 26, 1999 1:34 pm

Who is Cond.
And yes i got stuck at EWR too.

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RE: Airlines- Always Never On Time!

Sun Sep 26, 1999 9:23 pm

Hi all. He might be talking about Condor, but they are a german Airline and i didnt think they flew from Isreal to Canada!
Well hope it helps...
Why would God make us all so different, if He wanted us to be the same?
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ASA Is Always Late!

Sun Sep 26, 1999 11:46 pm

After flyin on ASA 4 ever being late is not an issue.. I just tell my parents 2 pick me up about an hour after the scheduled time for my fllight, and that usually works out. I wunder why they're always late. My flight on thursday was late about a 1/2 hr because the FA didn't show up! (it was still a kewl flight!!!) I know they cna't do anything about planes breakin down and crud like that, but at least they could keep the crew from being late all the time!
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Whoops Not Cond. Spelling Mistake

Mon Sep 27, 1999 1:41 am

The airline was Continental Airlines
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Mon Sep 27, 1999 5:46 am

I can understand a delay of an hour, maybe even two, being due to delays at airports, but four? That's a bit much. Many airlines build the expected flight times and delays into the schedule so that, for example, on a BA flight from Jersey, that highly congested international airport (!) to Heathrow, the flight time would be 35 minutes, but BA builds in an extra 25-30 minutes, to allow for holding. Similarly, airlines flying from Dublin to Heathrow usually allow a "block time" of 1h20 for the 55 minutes flight.

My worst ever delay was in 1981, when I was returning with my family from Kuwait. The flight was delayed by at least two hours. No explanation was ever given, but in retrospect, I suspect it was due to the temperature (about 52 degrees! - it was late June) being above the maximum for the aircraft's weight on the day.

Did the good people of CO explain why a 777 flight could be delayed over 4 hours?
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RE: Airlines- Always Never On Time!

Mon Sep 27, 1999 4:44 pm

More often then not, when I fly, the flights are on-time. But, I try to avoid flying at peak hours on busy travel days. I have experienced a couple of horrific delays (including a 30 hour one on Mexicana) but in MOST CASES there is an acceptable reason for the delay. The thing that irks me the most is that often airlines will try to cover up the fact that there is a delay, rather than just fess up to it. Sometimes its just because the flow of communication got broken down somewhere along the line and nobody really knows what is going on---never-the-less it is annoying, and makes delays less tolerable. The rule of thumb is that 75% of all airline flights arrive within 15 minutes of schedule. Obviously, this varies slightly from airline to airline, season to season, and depends on the routes flown.

N4KH----I assume your talking about Atlantic Southeast? Believe it or not, they are on-time every once in a while! I wouldn't get in the habit of assuming the flights will be late!
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RE: Airlines- Always Never On Time!

Mon Sep 27, 1999 8:44 pm

There can be other factores for delays, here in FAO about 33% of all flights have delays bigger than 15 minutes. From this flights, the british airlines are the most delayed and the german airlines are the most on time. This is were I can't find a justification on why this difference between England and Germany airlines.
Just to remember this a charter destination.

Luis, Faro, Portugal

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