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(USA Today)   U.S. airlines' on time rate for March falls below 80%. Analysts say they were not aware that JetBlue was responsible for more than 20% of all flights   (usatoday.com) divider line 13
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2013-05-17 09:54:20 AM
Without checking the article, I'm going to guess that United tops the list as worse offender.
 
2013-05-17 09:57:43 AM
Now wait a darn minute:

For the first three months of this year, their on-time arrival rate - 80.13% -- was the fourth highest for the same period in the 19 years that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics has been collecting data. The cancellation rate of 1.82% for the first quarter of the year was the fourth lowest in 19 years.

I thought the sequester was causing long delays and bringing air travel to a grinding halt?!
 
2013-05-17 10:31:39 AM
Really subby, you're singling out JetBlue for delayed flights? I'm guessing you don't fly the legacy airlines pretty much ever.
 
2013-05-17 10:58:42 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus


Without checking the article, I'm going to guess that United tops the list as worse offender.

I was going to say Delta without checking the list but it seems like we have a trend.

Never been on a Delta flight that was less than 1 hour late.
 
2013-05-17 11:51:23 AM
http://www.transtats.bts.gov/ot_delay/OT_DelayCause1.asp?pn=1

JetBlue: 77.26% on-time
Air Carrier delay: 6.93%
 
2013-05-17 11:58:28 AM
Jet Blue is fine and dandy, until something goes wrong, then you see you get what you pay for.
 
2013-05-17 12:23:40 PM
I miss America West Airlines. It wasn't perfect, but I knew they were screwed the moment they bought up that p.o.s. US Airways and assumed it's name as their own.
 
2013-05-17 02:51:56 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Without checking the article, I'm going to guess that United tops the list as worse offender.


FTFA: The least on-time were ExpressJet Airlines, a regional carrier, JetBlue and Frontier.

Approximately 50% of the United flights are take are "ExpressJet Airlines DBA United Express".  I wonder how they factor that in - if it's delayed, count it against the regional airline, if it's good, count it for United, no doubt.
 
2013-05-17 03:27:12 PM
For the first three months of this year, their on-time arrival rate - 80.13% -- was the fourth highest for the same period in the 19 years that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics has been collecting data.That's why my 1 hour long flight is now scheduled for 1:40 minutes.
 
2013-05-17 04:08:58 PM

Shaggy_C: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Without checking the article, I'm going to guess that United tops the list as worse offender.

FTFA: The least on-time were ExpressJet Airlines, a regional carrier, JetBlue and Frontier.

Approximately 50% of the United flights are take are "ExpressJet Airlines DBA United Express".  I wonder how they factor that in - if it's delayed, count it against the regional airline, if it's good, count it for United, no doubt.


They're treated separately from the legacies.  Expressjet and many of the other regionals work with multiple airlines.  Wikipedia's count is ~260 planes with United Express, ~140 planes with Delta Connection, and 11 planes with American Eagle.
 
2013-05-17 06:21:19 PM
I don't understand the hate for Jetblue. I fly them all the time and they are usually better than the legacy airlines. One just has to avoid being routed through JFK like the plague.
 
2013-05-17 07:02:19 PM
This is sad since I know exactly how long a flight should take for a given hop +/- 5 mins yet the "Arrival time" will more than often be 20-30 minutes later than when the plane should arrive.  This way if the flight is 10-15 late getting off the ground somewhere, they can always say they were still "On time"
 
2013-05-18 12:48:24 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Without checking the article, I'm going to guess that United tops the list as worse offender.


I would believe it. I got back from a business trip yesterday and they were 0% on time for me. An hour late on the outbound flight, about 45 minutes late on the return, for a flight which takes less than 2 hours once it's finally in the air.
 
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