US air travelers have had a sense of this for some time – flights seem to be taking longer.  And longer. Is this real or does it just feel longer because of annoying airport security and fuller, tighter cabins?  Take a look at the following model for evidence.  Without selecting any city pairs, the average CRS numbers look like they are creeping up.  ATC probably also has a role to play in rising flight times with airline schedule creep.

Select an origin city and destination city, and the model will list the airlines flying that segment and also show you what they claim as the expected schedule as well as the actual schedule.  Pick your home and the destinations you fly to most often to verify your sense of flight times.

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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