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Adding Up Last Week’s Airline Delays in Chicago and New York

Excerpt from The Cranky Flier

Jan 13, 2014 8:30 am

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The Cranky Flier does the number crunching necessary to understand how well American, United, and JetBlue really did during last week’s weather challenges.

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I’ve had a few notes and comments come in regarding how one airline handled the bad weather last week versus another airline. There’s no question that the airlines handled things differently, and for that reason, I thought it would be fun to walk through how it went. (Warning: Excel wonkiness ahead.)

Thanks to masFlight, I was able to pull delay and cancellation information by marketing carrier. In other words, the numbers we’re going to look at include the mainline airline and all express carriers that operate under its banner. That’s the right way to look at on-time performance information, even though it’s different than what the Department of Transportation (DOT) shows by just looking at the results by operating carrier.

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