Airlines' on-time record took a beating in Feb.

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  1. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    The bad news for travelers is that U.S. airlines posted terrible on-time numbers and record cancelations in February, as winter storms fouled operations at several large airports.

    The good news is that no U.S. flights were stuck on airport tarmacs for more than the three hours, the limit set by federal rules.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday that only 70.7 percent of domestic flights arrived within 14 minutes of schedule — that's the leeway allowed while still being counted as on-time.

    Good news? I beg to differ!

    Read the rest: http://news.yahoo.com/airlines-time-record-took-beating-feb-154747021.html
     
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    Are passengers in general eligible for any sort of compensation from any particular airline if they are stuck on the plane on the ground for more then 3 hours?
     
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    As far as I am aware, a weather-related event does not entitle you to such compensation. Of course, the airlines may (or may not) treat their elites differently. Evidence to the contrary is most welcome.
     
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    The government give up money? HA!!!!
     
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    Yeah, they'd rather send it to governments in other countries that hate us to death.
     
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    And after so many years of doing so, you'd think they'd have learned...., but....! Meanwhile in the U.S., thousands are homeless and sleeping in tent cities or under bridges or viaducts, having lost jobs and homes, millions are still unemployed and lose their benefits while hundreds of thousands of new claimants sign up every week, yet the illegal immigrants get free medical care and education for their kids while demanding they be taught in Spanglish, all at the time the U.S. citizens and legal immigrants get to finance those blood sucking illegals by paying for medical care in one way or another and being taxed to pay for education. Meantime, those who have worked all their lives and paid into Social Security are told the finances there may run out over time.

    What's wrong with that picture??? :rolleyes:
     

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