Looking back at 2021 using the DB1B

The DoT updated their DB1B datasets and here is a model that offers some interesting insights into how the US travel market ended last year. On page 1 we offer four charts. (select the state of origin to see each market) Passenger volume at the top left shows...

Flight Planner Update

Summer air travel is coming to the US and it is a very good idea to plan accordingly. The industry news isn’t great – what with staffing shortages and schedules being cut back.  The great travel bounceback is racing headlong into shrinking capacity, which...
On-Time Arrivals update

On-Time Arrivals update

With the data for February published, here’s our US air travel planner update. The age-old advice applies: If the schedule is important, take the earliest flight you can. The greener the better. The table shows a lot of yellow and red. JetBlue is struggling as...

Experimenting with a new metric

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...