Southwest ranks last in on-time performance

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/today...ys-chicago-transportation-department/4261545/

    Southwest Airlines, once the most on-time airline in the industry, has lately been the least on-time, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune.

    The Dallas-based airline, the dominant carrier at Chicago's Midway airport, placed at the bottom of monthly on-time statistics reported to the Department of Transportation for two consecutive months.

    It's the first time since at least 1995, when the DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics started collecting data, that Southwest ranked last for any month, the Tribune reports.

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    Wow. What happened?
     
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    Sounds surprising, I always thought that Southwest is the standard. Not so fast, me thinks. ;)
     
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    It could be an artefact of their system of connections and tight scheduling. They may not be able to play the same games as the legacies, e.g. scheduling 2-hour flights to last 3.5 hrs.
     

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