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The big U.S. airlines got passengers to their destinations on time at a record rate - 84% - in...

The big U.S. airlines got passengers to their destinations on time at a record rate - 84% - in Q1, Transportation Department data says, thanks to fewer planes in the air and mild weather. So it makes sense that Hawaiian Airlines (HA) grades highest; next came AirTran (LUV) and US Airways (LCC). Bottom three: ExpressJet (SKYW), Virgin America, United (UAL).
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  • Actually, Hawaii has one of the highest percentages of IFR days. Flights requiring Instrument Flight Rules tend to have slightly longer routes and in-flight times.

     

    I think the airline performance is largely based on their on ground turnaround operations. Weather congestion certainly contributes its share of troubles, but it is not controllable.

     

    Congratulations to all the airlines that have made improvements.
    14 May 2012, 11:24 PM Reply Like
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