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American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:32 pm

saw this from CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/09/tr...nes-on-time-performance/index.html

how does this stand up against the rest of the US airlines,poor, average? The piece does not offer comparisons.
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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:37 pm

Anyone surprised ?

Industry average in September was 83.3%.

Also AA represented 33% of call cancellations in the US for the month.


Full breakdown can be viewed at:

American Airlines does really, really bad in September on-time numbers
http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2...in-september-on-time-numbers.html/

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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:11 pm

How does the rate of late and cancelled flights in September compare with October? I was at ORD in early October and BOS in the middle of the month. Everything seemed to be running close to on time.
 
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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:13 pm

All those pilots putting safety first, until they get a contract and it's no longer an issue 
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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:22 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 3):
All those pilots putting safety first, until they get a contract and it's no longer an issue

My favorite excuse last month, "We're going to return to the gate because I'm detecting a possible noise coming from the front nose wheel and I don't think it's safe to take off until we check it out"

Me - "I bet it's because this MD80 is 25 years old and squeaks from time to time"

(one hour later)

"Maintenance looked over the entire nose wheel and couldn't find anything wrong, so we're going to leave now"

Mind you this was a 10pm departure out of DFW   
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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:44 pm

According to FlightStats, AA's on time performance in October was 68.23%. The industry average was 75.57% and the drop is due in part to Hurricane Sandy.

Full breakdown is available here, and includes all North American Airlines:

http://www.flightstats.com/go/story.do?id=1040
 
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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:35 pm

I'm sure it's the frivolous maintenance write ups on the line causing most of the delays.

Didn't AA formed a department recently to investigate and deal with problem pilots and frivolous maintenance write ups?
 
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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:17 pm

If I remember correctly MX delays do not count against the airlines. This is all due to the DOT, and not want safety to interfere with on-time performance. But I do believe the DOT counts a cancelled flight as a delay. This is because the cancellations delays the passengers.

Please correct me if I am wrong.


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RE: American Airlines Only 58% On-time In September

Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:39 pm

Quoting wwtraveler99 (Reply 7):
If I remember correctly MX delays do not count against the airlines. This is all due to the DOT, and not want safety to interfere with on-time performance. But I do believe the DOT counts a cancelled flight as a delay. This is because the cancellations delays the passengers.

Please correct me if I am wrong.


WW

MX delays count against an airline, the only thing DOT does not count are international flights (to and from and international destination). Once those international flights are removed from the equation then all domestic flights delayed 15mins or more from the original ETA are considered late by the DOT regardless of the reason.
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