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Most Delayed Airports

Thu Feb 18, 1999 4:41 pm

I was just watching the news and they did a report about the most delayed airports and Newark International Airport came in first place with San Francisco International Airport in Second and Chicago O'hare in third place.

The report said that these airports had the most delayed flights with up to 15 minutes delays.

I think it is because these are hub airports. Newark has Continental Airlines and San Francisco has United Airlines and Chicago has American and United as it's hubs.

Farhan Ali. Newport Beach, California
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RE: Most Delayed Airports

Thu Feb 18, 1999 6:09 pm

I have been delayed at Cleveland numerous times when I had connecting flights with Continental Airlines. I also think that there are a lot of delays at Tampa

RE: Most Delayed Airports

Thu Feb 18, 1999 10:46 pm

Check out Heathrow (LHR). Being one of the largest airports in the World, chances are that your plane will be delayed to take off for about 10mins... or even longer... I have heard of a 30mins delay.

Still, I prefer BIG BUSY airports to small and empty regional ones. Heh, I remember when I was small, in our little town of 10000 ppl population, we had an airport which rather would've gone as a bus stop :). The only scheduled flight was from another bigger city, on either AN-2 or Let-410 - depending on the number of passengers gathered for the flight (just like on a coach station as well).

Aeroflot all the WaY! :)))

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RE: Most Delayed Airports

Fri Feb 19, 1999 2:20 am

I have been delayed at Orlando International Airport many times because of rain. They get so much down there.

Philadelphia,PA USA

RE: Most Delayed Airports

Fri Feb 19, 1999 3:10 am

A1ex I would not say that Heathrow is that bad I have never been delayed that much there.
In Chicago we landed 30 minutes early and sat on the taxi way for 40 till the gat became free. Then departing we were about 1 hour late.
Going into Newark. We were 1 hour late (we left LHR on time) and we departed 3 hours after we should have. LAX and SNA or pretty good I think?

20mins on ground...

Fri Feb 19, 1999 3:42 am

...we spent in a BA's 737, flight Glasgow-Gatwick. After we landed, the captain announced that we were made it 5 mins ahead of schedule. BUT, then we spent 20 MINS taxiing to the gate.

Heh, during this "free tour" of Gatwick's runway, we stopped for a while to wait for a huge DC-10 to pass by (it was being pulled by a vehicle). A COOL sight...

In general, I don't mind delays and long "tours" on runways, as lon as it doesn't clash with my next connection flight :).
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15m isn't a delay

Fri Feb 19, 1999 4:07 am

First of all, I don't think 15 minutes is a big delay. Delay is considered after 15 minutes.

But the interesting part of this is that Newark (EWR) had 31,924 delayed flights, or about 6.9% of its
total traffic for 1998. Well, here in FAO, about 30% of total traffic were delayed last year.
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runway length question for Mirage

Fri Feb 19, 1999 7:20 am

Mirage, how long is that runway in the picture of FAO?

just wondering--MEB
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Fri Feb 19, 1999 8:36 am

SFO is my home base, and I can vouch for it being one of the most delayed US airports. In order for SFO to function as scheduled, all 4 runways must be in use. However, due to the configuration of the runways, whenever there is low visibility (which is quite often) the airport shuts down to 2 runways, and in extreme cases, 1. The result is horrible: UA shuttle flights become a mess. Delays of up to 4 hours on flights to LAX, for example, are commonplace.

On one occasion, on a busy Sunday UA was so backed up on LAX flights that they found an old 747 at SFO to cram in all delayed LAX-bound passengers. Quite unusual.

There are plans at SFO to build new runways, but this involves building more landfill onto the bay (the only place to expand) and this has environmentalists worried. Interestingly enough, at OAK and SJC, the other main Bay Area airports, delays are not nearly as common, due to less traffic and better runway configuration.
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Answer for MEB

Fri Feb 19, 1999 8:52 am

MEB, the runway is 2490m x 45m (7470ft x 135ft) and the largest plane here until now was the C-5 Galaxy.

If you or someone else needs more information it will be a pleasure to answer.
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RE: United777

Fri Feb 19, 1999 9:28 am

Where do you live again United777? I saw the same thing on the NBC news in Chicago.
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RE: UnitedAir

Fri Feb 19, 1999 4:47 pm

I live in the Newport Beach area in Southern California outside of Los Angeles.

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Sat Feb 20, 1999 12:17 am

I must say, I have flown out of Newark all of my life and have only been delayed 1 or 2 times. That is amazing.
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RE: UnitedAir

Sun Feb 21, 1999 3:34 am

I'm a retard. I should have looked at your signatures because you always sign them with your city.

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