Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Travel&Dining > TravelBuzz
Reload this Page >

The NY Times on the ORD delay-problems

The NY Times on the ORD delay-problems

Old Sep 20, 99, 5:00 am
Original Member
Original Poster
Join Date: May 1998
Location: CH-3823 Wengen Switzerland
Programs: miles&more, MileagePlus
Posts: 27,031
The NY Times on the ORD delay-problems

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


Y2K? O'Hare Wants To Forget 1999
Rudi is offline  
Old Sep 20, 99, 3:26 pm
Original Member
Join Date: May 1998
Location: PDX
Programs: TSA Refusenik charter member
Posts: 15,973
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

[This message has been edited by essxjay (edited 09-20-1999).]
essxjay is offline  
Old Sep 20, 99, 3:47 pm
Senior Moderator, Moderator: United MileagePlus, Carbon Conscious Travel, FlyerTalk Cares
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 1.7 MM/Plat; AS MVP 75K; AA gold; Fairmont & Starwood platinum; Hyatt diamond; Kimpton IC Elite
Posts: 17,392

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.
l etoile is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: