Why These Airlines are Struggling With On-Time Performance

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You won’t believe which airlines are struggling to get planes to their destinations on-time. American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines.

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Some 25 percent of flights on the aforementioned airlines were late during the month of June, according to fresh data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Yes, we can’t believe it either.

More information is below from The Dallas Morning News:

“About 1 percent of domestic flights were canceled in June, down from 1.8 percent a year earlier but double May’s 0.5 percent rate. Regional airline ExpressJet and Spirit were most likely to cancel a flight.

Delta Air Lines had the lowest cancellation rate in June, a record that was marred this month by a massive computer outage.

Travelers filed 1,078 complaints with the government about all U.S. airlines in June, down 31 percent from 1,567 a year earlier.

Southwest had the lowest complaint rate, while Spirit had the highest. Spirit passengers lodged complaints at least twice as often as travelers on any other airline and 13 times more often than Southwest customers.”

Bottom Line

It’s important to note that this report was conducted before the epic Delta Air Lines’ computer glitch that shocked the airline industry earlier this month.

It just goes to show you that any airline, even Delta Air Lines, which performed well in the report above, is susceptible to the flight delays that can plague any airline – even the smaller ones.

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