Ryefly
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And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Tue Oct 15, 2002 2:41 pm

For your reading pleasure...

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation monthly Air Travel Consumer Report, the top 5 best airports in the United States for ontime perfomance dated from July 2001 to June 2002 are...

1. Phoenix Sky Harbor Int. Airport (PHX) 84.3% of flights ontime
2. Charlotte Douglas Int. Airport (CLT) 84.3% of flights ontime
3. Houston George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) 83.9% of flights ontime
4. Dallas-Ft. Worth Int. Airport (DFW) 83.8% of flights ontime
5. Minneapolis St. Paul Int. Airport (MSP) 83.5% of flights ontime

The Top 5 worst airports in the United States for ontime performance dated from July 2001 to June 2002 are...

1. San Francisco Int. Airport (SFO) 74.9% of flights ontime
2. Seattle Tacoma Int. Airport (SEA) 75.3% of flights ontime
3. Philadelphia Int. Airport (PHL) 76% of flights ontime
4. Chicago O'Hare Int. Airport (ORD) 77.4% of flights ontime
5. New York JFK Int. Airport (JFK) 77.5% of flights ontime

Attached is articles from USA Today that talks about these latest statistics.
Enjoy.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/features/2002/2002-10-10-delays.htm
and...
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2002/2002-10-14-ontime.htm


 
Spark
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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Wed Oct 16, 2002 12:46 pm

Talk about a narrow range.
Phoenix and SFO are only 10% apart, which is maybe a difference of 1 flight per day. In other words, you stand about an 80% chance of having your flight land on time, regardless of where you fly.
 
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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Wed Oct 16, 2002 3:19 pm

Spark-

I don't understand what you mean.....
10% range means 10% more of all the flights will be delayed. SFO moves I think 40/hour @ peak. 40*10% = 4. That is 4 planes MORE an hour that will be delayed.

Times 24 hours = 96 more delays PER DAY. So round down to 65 or so as they are not always @ peak levels.

65 more flights A DAY will go out of SFO late comapred to Phoneix. That is quite a huge difference if you ask me. Sixty Five planes full of ~150 people = almost 10,000 people more delayed EVERY DAY than PHX.......

Someday those poor kids @ SFO will get new runways, until then...............

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Ryefly
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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Wed Oct 16, 2002 3:35 pm

I am kind of surprised LGA and EWR are not in the top 5 worst airports for ontime performance. I always thought they were worse in this catagory then JFK.

It's nice to see CLT tied for 1st for the best airports for ontime performace. I guess the fact reflects upon the massive drought in the area and all the dry and sunny days we have had.
 
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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Thu Oct 17, 2002 8:20 am

Interesting news. I wonder why USAToday doesn't report the Chronicaly Delayed flights?

Those are interesting too:

http://www.bts.gov/oai/unusually_late_flights/

Cutting to the Chase:

1)DL 1992 ATL-JFK
2)WN 42 HOU-DAL
3)WN 486 BWI-SDF
4)WN 70 HOU-DAL
5)WN 2094 BWI-ALB
6)WN 2336 MDW-DTW

Could someone explain these stats to me. Other that the DL flight not one of the other flights flies to a congested airport? How does WN keep a great reputation for on-time?
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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Thu Oct 17, 2002 8:22 am

Through all the crappy weather, MSP somehow makes it into the top 5 ontime departures  Smile
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redngold
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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Thu Oct 17, 2002 8:30 am

Looks to me like those WN flights are all at the end of a hoppity-hop journey from somewhere else, and they are also probably scheduled at the end of the day... thus no replacement aircraft is available.

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redngold
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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Thu Oct 17, 2002 8:31 am

And also might I add that WN doesn't fly to any of those "least punctual" airports... except for SEA.

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RE: And The Most/Least Punctual US Airports Are...

Thu Oct 17, 2002 9:31 am

What! And LGA isn't on that list for one fo the worst in punctuality???  Wow! I'm a bit surprised!
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