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Old Jul 8, 05, 4:56 pm
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Portland, Or USA
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Originally Posted by channa
Which is why you can look at the full report and isolate out the reportable airports (the 31 largest in the country), and see how everyone compared.

At those airports, the average was 83.4%, and AS had 58.9% on-time performance.

In fact, AS's performance managed to singlehandedly put SEA's performance into the most delayed airport in the country (behind typical winners such as LGA and EWR).

- SEA had 71.5% on-time performance on 8,765 arrivals
- AS at SEA had 56.9% on-time performance on 3,839 arrivals

So, if you pull AS's numbers out of there, without AS, SEA would have had 82.9% ontime performance on 4,926 arrivals.

I wonder if the airport authority is at all concerned with this.
channa is absolutely right. Look at the whole report. Clearly from the discussions here, everyone anticipated it would be bad, but this is pretty incredible. Alaska owned more than 1/2 of the flights that were late 80% or more of the time. Of those, Alaska had by FAR the highest average minutes late! AS76 JNU-SEA was late 80.76% of the time and averaged 62 minutes late! These numbers clearly put the fact behind the anecdotal evidence reported here. I can just say, I'm glad I wasn't travelling much in May!
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