|Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 1):|
I know for a fact that that info is flawed. Bmi do not use ACARS to verify their pushback times, and soley reley on what time the Dispatcher says it went
Actually the CAA statistics at FlightOnTime.info are not based on what the dispatcher says, or the gate agent says, or the pilot says, or ACARS, or anything like that.
The punctuality of flights for all airlines
is monitored using actual takeoff and landing times from the ATC computer, with a taxi-time assumption built-in. All airlines are measured by exactly the same standard and therefore no single airline can 'cheat' the statistics in the manner you suggest.
|Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 7):|
I think with lesser flights, you're bound to have more on-time departures/arrivals
bmi are the second biggest slot holder at LHR
, hardly a small number of flights. The full punctuality breakdown of the 30 largest scheduled carriers at LHR
for 2006 Q1 is listed here: Heathrow Punctutality
and clearly shows that only BA
have more flights.
bmi's performance is streets ahead of the big carriers and they deserve recognition for it.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...