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The NY Times on the ORD delay-problems

The NY Times on the ORD delay-problems

Old Sep 20, 99, 5:00 am
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The NY Times on the ORD delay-problems

from the NY Times, Sunday, sep-19-99

CORRESPONDENT'S REPORT / By PAM BELLUCK

Y2K? O'Hare Wants To Forget 1999
http://www.nytimes.com/yr/mo/day/travel/ta990919.html
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Old Sep 20, 99, 3:26 pm
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In any case, travelers might be smart to book flights that arrive or depart before noon or after 11 P.M., the hours with the fewest delays, F.A.A. statistics show. Passengers flying between 5 P.M. and 11 P.M. are the most likely to be kept waiting.
What a joke. They expect pax to route themselves for the convenience of the FAA? Clue in, FAA.

The most recent flight I took through ORD did connect well before 5 p.m. Too bad that was the very day some clown decided to breach security . . . not to open up a new can of worms or anything

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Old Sep 20, 99, 3:47 pm
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I can't access the full article, so I might be missing what you're referring to, but no where in that quote does it say the FAA is suggesting passengers fly at different times to avoid delays. It appears the writer is saying based on stats, you have less of a chance of experiencing delays if you avoid certain hours.
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