On a recent flight ual san-sfo was reminded of the continued SFO weather delays due to inadequate runway configuration and SFO's decision to not rebuild their runways. (flight left san early, go to Santa Cruz, then circles with a slowdown for 30 minutes, adding 30 minutes flight time and burning fuel).
Anyone got comments on the following:
1). What is the cost to the airlines of airport-related delays (such as SFO's frequent weather delays) on the major airlines? Is this a major contribuent to UAL's difficulties given their hubs at SFO and ORD?
2). What is the calculated cost for PAX delays in terms of lost work etc.
3). Should the airport reimburse airlines for these costs - at least drop landing fees when they have to go to reduced runway capacity due to weather?
4). Should PAX be reimbursed
For airports such as SFO that have documented deficiencies and FAA approved plans for new runway construction, seems the airport should reimburse the loss that airlines and PAX incur due to these airport-related delays.