Delta had very strong numbers during the Thanksgiving holiday, despite almost 8 straight days of WX
/ATC irregular operations. Just a small thanks and congratulations to all Delta folks on a.net who worked your but off this past week.
Delta News Network article:
Delta flew more than 1 million passengers during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend while posting a completion factor that never dropped below 99.2%.
"That's really incredible performance – truly reflecting the effort by our line maintenance and all of our operations folks," Joe Kolshak, s.v.p. and chief of operations, said of the completion factor.
Despite snowstorms in the Midwest and thunderstorms in the Atlanta area, Delta managed to maintain strong on-time arrival and departure numbers for the holiday period that ran Wednesday through Sunday. Thursday and Friday had the highest percentages of on-time arrivals, exceeding 84% and 93%, respectively. Those numbers helped keep November's on-time arrivals at 77.6%.
Delta operated 99.9% of all scheduled flights on Sunday, which was among the busiest travel days of the year. More than 300,000 people flew with the carrier that day.
"I look forward to our December ops to see what other holiday miracles we can pull off," said Kolshak. "But since it is December and the winter weather is settling in around the country, I encourage everyone to take extra caution – especially those of us who work outside."
I don't have a microwave, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.