Eagle cancels 1,941 fliights in June

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  1. tom911
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    Have to say I was somewhat surprised at this number, but it appears a lot of it may be due to DFW weather where the airport had only 56.85% of flights depart on time in the same month.

    On the other side, AA had a better on-time departure percentage than a number of carriers, including Southwest and UA.

    Article here: June flight cancellations taper
     
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    I just took a flight that was more than 2 hours from MIA to CMH on Eagle... I didn't look when I booked my connecting flight back from Brasilia... It was the longest flight in a little 1 - 2 configured EMB.... Never again! I wish I would have had that flight canceled... :)
     
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    Other airports that racked up poor on-time departure numbers this past June according to the folks at FlightStats: Miami International (51.09 percent), Chicago O’Hare (57.27 percent), New York Kennedy (62.12 percent), and New York LaGuardia (66.67 percent).

    Yeepers. These should be labeled "Cornerstone stand alone"

    Although it is surprising to see American beating United in on-time departures for the first time in awhile-figures, the minute I switch horses :D
     
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    It's probably more cancelled flights than they need to in order to avoid breaking the 3 hour rules and getting fined.
     
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    ORD had several bouts of crappy weather that helped the statistics
     
  6. demkr
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    That's what I'm thinking too. There were significantly fewer flights operating in June, therefore a better "on time" rate of those that actually did. A good time to compare is during a winter storm at ORD and look at the UA boards and the AA boards. AA tends to proactively cancel flights whereas UA tends to issue weather waivers (for flight changes) to minimize chaos.
     

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