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(CBS News)   Still hoping to get on a plane without cancelations or delays this summer? WELL, TOO DAMN BAD   ( divider line
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433 clicks; posted to Business » on 05 Jul 2022 at 3:53 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-07-05 3:56:32 PM  
Going to be driving from Indiana to New Mexico in two weeks bc the flight times and prices were awful. Not looking forward to getting through Oklahoma and Texas
2022-07-05 4:11:47 PM  
Yeah, I'll be driving to DC this fall.
2022-07-05 4:22:38 PM  
Getting on a plane with no cancelations or delays is a distant second to not getting on a plane.
2022-07-05 4:43:47 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Going to be driving from Indiana to New Mexico in two weeks bc the flight times and prices were awful. Not looking forward to getting through Oklahoma and Texas

Try Texas to las vegas

Its like 2 days of driving on the surface of the moon.
2022-07-05 4:44:14 PM  
So glad I got my trip done in early May .
2022-07-05 4:46:19 PM  

Another Government Employee: Yeah, I'll be driving to DC this fall.

From where?

I try to drive to DC from NoVA and it's a day and a half, easy.
2022-07-05 5:53:01 PM  
I may have to fly to Denver for work in August. Not at all looking forward to it.
2022-07-05 6:46:11 PM  
The general rule for delays and cancellations is that for every 12 hours there's a schedule disruption, it takes about 36 hours to get crews back on schedule and planes back into sequence.

So... is this a linear relationship? One hour of disruption means three hours to get back on schedule? Or is this exponential (which I can imagine as factors might snowball and perhaps the system is built to allow a little slack in normal times)? Or is there some kind of tipping point? Weird to just give us these 12 and 36 data points without context.
2022-07-05 7:21:40 PM  
We're driving on Sunday to Toronto (from Ohio) to fly out of YYZ because flying overseas costs twice as much from the states. Plus the service is better. I've been checking our carrier and so far they say they are operating as usual and ontime, unlike Air Canada. So, yay! Fingers crossed.
2022-07-05 9:07:36 PM  
I flew Friday. My flight was bumped from a 10:00 am to an 11:50 am flight two months ago. Was waiting to get boned at the last second.   Made it on time (few minutes early, actually). The flight was booked 100% though.

Hopefully that'll be the last time I'm on one of those damn things. I despise flying.
2022-07-06 6:46:11 AM  
Not really, no.  Unlike many, I'm aware there's still a pandemic, and the last thing I want is to be in a sealed transport with a bunch of other people.

Former neighbors (we moved last week) just went on vacation to Costa Rica, and all four family members came back with COVID.  All vaxxed/boosted, but all of them are still pretty damn sick.
2022-07-06 2:27:56 PM  
My kid's university finally got round to having her much-delayed (she actually finished and got her degree last year) graduation ceremony yesterday.  In England. I live in New England.  BOS-AMS-MAN went smoothly enough, and I'm typing this from MAN-JFK about an hour before a not-very-late landing.

So, Delta, it's all up to you and your little regional flight from JFK back to BOS.  Will I be the next person offered $10,000 to take a later flight?  Come on big money, no whammies!
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