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Airlines Are to Blame for Most U.S. Flight Delays, Not the Weather

Airlines Are to Blame for Most U.S. Flight Delays, Not the Weather

Michael Sasso and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Interesting that Delta is so far away from the other carriers, both in terms of performance and where it places the blame.

4 months ago

More Americans Sat on Tarmacs Waiting This February, Thanks to Weather

More Americans Sat on Tarmacs Waiting This February, Thanks to Weather

Associated Press

Alaska Air's numbers have its multiple Hawaii and southern California routes to thank for it's leading on-time ranking.

2 years ago

30-Minute Flight Takes Nine Hours Thanks to Dallas Ice

30-Minute Flight Takes Nine Hours Thanks to Dallas Ice

Associated Press

What's interesting is if American's maneuvering with the nine-hour flight means it won't have to pay penalties for tarmac delays.

2 years ago

U.S. Airport Tarmac Delays Were at Their Lowest Point on Record Last Year

U.S. Airport Tarmac Delays Were at Their Lowest Point on Record Last Year

Associated Press

Some of the flights that would have been delayed were simply cancelled, but by and large the threats of fines for delays has radically improved the passenger experience.

2 years ago

Epic Tarmac Delays Are Not a Thing of the Past Everywhere

Epic Tarmac Delays Are Not a Thing of the Past Everywhere

Katherine Chiglinsky and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Passengers don't love cancelled flights, but the love being stuck on a tarmac for multiple hours even less.

2 years ago

U.S. Airlines Were Less Reliable This August Than Last August

U.S. Airlines Were Less Reliable This August Than Last August

Associated Press

In all fairness, Hawaiian should be removed from the competitive set. They ruin the curve.

2 years ago

Atlanta Airport Officials Mull Domestic Terminal Hotel After Winter Delays

Atlanta Airport Officials Mull Domestic Terminal Hotel After Winter Delays

Associated Press

The past few winters have proven that a hotel directly connected to Atlanta's domestic terminal would fill up fast when widespread delays begin to impact the world's busiest hub.

3 years ago

The Number of Delayed and Lost Bags Reaches Ten-Year Low in 2013

The Number of Delayed and Lost Bags Reaches Ten-Year Low in 2013

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The rate of delayed and lost luggage is dropping as passenger numbers rise, but it's necessary to remember that those passengers may also be checking fewer bags due to an increase in fees over the past decade.

3 years ago

Nearly a Quarter of All U.S. Domestic Flights Were Late in 2013

Nearly a Quarter of All U.S. Domestic Flights Were Late in 2013

David Koenig, Associated Press

Fewer flights arrived on-time in 2013 than 2012, but a recent report by the DOT inspector general suggests that the statistic is not an accurate reflection of reality due to how the data is reported and organized.

3 years ago

2,000 Flyers Riot in Chinese Airport After 5-Hour Long Shutdown

2,000 Flyers Riot in Chinese Airport After 5-Hour Long Shutdown

Lily Kuo, Quartz

Air travel demand is growing faster than the airlines can accommodate due to the military's control of the skies. Commercial airlines will need more air space or fewer flights and better customer service to avoid future outbursts.

3 years ago

Airlines Are on Their Fourth Consecutive Day of Weather-Related Flight Delays

Airlines Are on Their Fourth Consecutive Day of Weather-Related Flight Delays

Associated Press

Complications from winter storms will significantly cut into airlines' first-quarter profits, but the cuts will be across the board for all major U.S. carriers.

3 years ago

U.S. Travelers Prepare for Winter Delays Thursday Afternoon

U.S. Travelers Prepare for Winter Delays Thursday Afternoon

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Cross-country plane rides to one-hour train commutes will be impacted by weather Thursday evening. It is likely only the first of several large-scale delays to be caused by weather this year.

3 years ago