Friday, January 20, 2012

2011 Travel Summary

It's time to publish my annual travel stats for 2011:
136,911 miles, 8 airlines, 29 airports

Total delays: 14.55 hours (includes credits for early arrivals)
Percent of all flights with a delay: 25% (70% of those were delayed more than 15 mins)
Average delay (all flights): 58 minutes
Percent of delays not weather related: 56.67%

Percent of flights with a delay by airline:
Southwest (50 flights) 26% (77% of those were delayed more than 15 mins)
United (49 flights) 22% (64% of those were delayed more than 15 mins + one missed connection caused an arrival delay of 2 hours 50 mins)
US Air (7 flights) 28% (+ one cancelled flight due to mechanical caused a delay in return by 1 hr 45 mins)

Average delay by airline:
Southwest: 50 minutes
United: 31 minutes
US Air: 42 minutes

Not much change in the sad state of airline passenger experience. The FAA Reauthorization funding has still not been approved, airlines are flighting against transparency on fees, TSA remains questionable in its effectiveness, and airlines continue to complain they can't make any money. What an industry.

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