FA9295 wrote:SANFan wrote:jbpdx wrote:More from PDX August 2018 report:
(same, 36 flights)
Howdy PDX-ers. I was looking at this data and have a question. Using DE as an example, I don't understand the counts given.
AFAIK, Condor flew twice weekly -- Tue & Sat -- between PDX and FRA in August, I counted on the calendar and that should be 8 days of service which I would count as either 8 flights or 16 depending on whether I count one ways (16) or roundtrip, which would be 8.
So how does the PDX-issued figure (above) come up with '36 flights'? I must be missing something or have really lost my arithmetic skills! Help! (Until I figure this out, I haven't bothered with any of the other cx numbers.)
Thanks in advance guys.
Condor's FRA-PDX-FRA flights have been very inconsistent over the past few months. Most of the time, it's twice a week (as it currently is on Tue and Sat), and sometimes it operates around 3 to 4x weekly flights instead of 2. This mostly happens in the peak summer months (July and August, give or take), while in the slower summer months (June, September and October), the flight operates 2x weekly instead of 3 to 4x weekly.
I'm guessing that the stats that were posted above represent flights in all of 2018 up until August (so January through August). So from when the summer seasonal flight started in June up until the end of August, Condor operated 36 PDX-FRA flights, which would make sense considering the fact that the route is only operated through October.
Also, the flights in those stats are being represented as one-way, not round-trip, so one FRA-PDX-FRA round-trip rotation would count as two total flights.
Hmmm. OK. Thank you much FA9'. I do appreciate the response. (I'm NOT arguing with you but just trying to understand the numbers.)
What you're saying then is that PDX has had 18 days of service (36 flights) in 2018 -- over June, July & August -- which would average ~6 days per month; that could work but does seem a bit low.
So if that's how POP posts the numbers -- as year-to-date vs. monthly totals -- that's fine. But more realistically, and to be more meaningful, it seems to me that the August numbers should be reported as "16". (I haven't actually seen the actual report by them so I don't know how the numbers are represented.)
Anyway, thanks again for your usual helpfulness.