Airlines On Time

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 10:38am

Did you get there on time? Chris Clackum reports on airlines' on-time performance record.

If you're flying somewhere this morning or this weekend, take note of your actual departure and arrival time. Chances are, both are going to be pretty close to what you were told but not always.

As long as a flight arrives or departs no later than 15 minutes than the airlines said it would, then it's considered on-time.

And not surprisingly, some of the worst December weather ever blew the on-time record for many airlines.

But even with that, the U.S. Department of Transportation says, overall, on-time performance remained pretty much the same last year as it was the year before.

Hawaiian had the best record with nearly 88% of its flights on-time, followed by United and AirTran.

While Comair and Jetblue finished had the worst record with on-time rates around 60%.

The transportation report says all airlines did a better job handling luggage but passenger complaints were up in 2010 compared to 2009.
 

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