Regular readers know we are building lots of data models. This next one is especially fun because it has more interactivity than the previous models we have published.

This model uses T-100 Domestic Segment data and tracks passenger volume (ball size), miles flown on the X-axis and number of of the Y-axis.

Click the play button at the bottom left of the chart to let it run. (Remember the double-headed arrow to maximize the screen) . You will probably play the model repeatedly to be able to follow the movement.


  •  Airlines that merged with others are apparent by the way their traffic jumps (Alaska, American, Delta, United)
  •  The LCCs show remarkable seasonality
  •  Notice how average miles flown varies as the months go by.
  •  Each shows interesting behaviors
  •  Notice how some airlines show significant traffic growth (ball gets bigger)

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