We have been tracking US airline metrics for some time and noticed something readers might find as eye-opening as we do. Using the US DoT data, we estimate the cost of each US airline’s operations per minute. Here’s the latest data through June 2020. The...
US airlines are struggling to get flights to arrive on-time again. The lack of staff may be accelerating the impact. The following chart shows the on-time arrival for the first four months in 2022. As the bold last row indicates, the rise in delays is growing fast...
The pandemic was awful in almost every respect, but one small positive from that period was the vast on-time improvement among US airlines. As we have pointed out before, time is a crucial metric for airlines. Late arrivals mean added ops costs for airlines –...
Regular readers know that several times we have focused on airline flight operations on a per-minute basis. We have especially focused on costs per minute. You may recall that we previously estimated the US airline industry operated at $98 for flight ops/minute. The...
(Co-authored with Timothy O’Neil-Dunne) Lost in the pandemic was a pause in an ongoing epidemic of almost Biblical proportions. We are talking about the US practice of bluffing true flight times AKA schedule padding. With the resurgence of planes in the sky as...
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