BDL2DCA
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CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:14 am

The travel manager at work just sent out this stat:

Airport Arrival Stats - February 2007 per FlightStats
* Houston (IAH) - highest percentage of on-time arrivals wtih 80.6% of flights arriving within 15 mins. of scheduled times.
* Newark (EWR) - lowest percentage of on-time arrivals with 54.2% of flights within 15 mins. of scheduled times

I found it amusing that IAH is the best-performing hub and EWR is the worst - and they are both CO hubs.

* Chicago O'Hare (ORD) - highest percentage of canceled flights with 9.2% of scheduled arrivals cancelled

Winter weather anyone?

And I have spent enough time in the RCC at IAD to believe this one:

* Dulles (IAD) - reported longest average arrival delay time of 69 mins.
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JBLUA320
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RE: CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:46 am

Not surprised with Newark. It's my home airport, and it's a disaster. Certainly nothing that CO can do about it... Lately, the problem seems to be with gusty winds. Anything over 20MPH tends to back things up for arrivals to an average delay of about an hour and a half...

Funny that IAH is the best performer-- I've connected through IAH about 10 times in the past 2 years and have been stuck overnight 3 times, and have been late 6 times. I guess I know how to pick 'em!

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RE: CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:11 am

Quote:
Not surprised with Newark. It's my home airport, and it's a disaster. Certainly nothing that CO can do about it... Lately, the problem seems to be with gusty winds. Anything over 20MPH tends to back things up for arrivals to an average delay of about an hour and a half...

It's also CO's most profitable hub - the O&D numbers to Europe alone pay for the hub! Combine that with the 757's transatlantic operating costs, and you see why CO makes a LOT of money here.

HOWEVER, when it comes to operating logistics, you couldn't pick a worse spot. This is the third post on a.net in two days where I have stated that the air space on the east coast needs to be redesigned drastically in order to cope with problems in and around NYC. If the weather is bad, the weather is bad, but it shouldn't shut down every airport on the east coast if EWR has strong winds. But it does, and it will continue.

Two parallel runways too close together, cramped operating conditions, airspace restrictions...what else did I miss?

But demand and $$ outweigh the problems.
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IPFreely
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RE: CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:34 am

Quoting BDL2DCA (Thread starter):
* Chicago O'Hare (ORD) - highest percentage of canceled flights with 9.2% of scheduled arrivals cancelled

Winter weather anyone?

Actually, I think the primary causes are ridiculous overscheduling (passed off as ATC delays) and the greatly expanded use of low-cost underperforming regional carriers by UA.

If winter weather were the leading cause, MSP and DTW would have performance as bad or worse than ORD.
 
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RE: CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:52 am

Quoting IPFreely (Reply 3):
Actually, I think the primary causes are ridiculous overscheduling (passed off as ATC delays) and the greatly expanded use of low-cost underperforming regional carriers by UA.

If winter weather were the leading cause, MSP and DTW would have performance as bad or worse than ORD.

You are exactly right. MSP and DTW have just as much snow and wind, and they don't have the same problems.
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RE: CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:28 am

Well, we have 4 hubs (EWR, CLE, IAH and GUM) and all perform rather well, otherwise they would not be hubs (LAX, GSO, SEA, HNL, DEN, etc.). Weather plagues them all and no one can control that aspect of any hub for any airline.

They all work well for what they are intended.
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nuggetsyl
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RE: CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:33 am

You think the delays are bad now just wait until summer. The controlers well be staffed at 60% because the faa never hired enough. This is the new york market that i know of for the major shortage.
 
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RE: CO - Best & Worst Performing Hubs

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:36 am

CLE didn't get any awards? I've always liked it more than EWR and IAH in every possible way.
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