How to Find Airline On-time Arrival Performances
When you’re flying with connecting flights, it’s important to know your airline’s performance in on-time arrivals. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself constantly missing connecting flights, or continually running through the airport to catch your next flight.
Neither of these options are fun. Right? :O
So, how does one determine which of the airlines does the best job of getting you to your destination on time? Answer: FlightStats.
FlightStats provides data services and solutions to customers serving the global travel industry. The company has established a leadership position as a provider of real-time global flight information, servicing airlines, airports, travel agencies, developers, consumers, and more.
The company delivers global flight data and airport data that powers many of the world’s most popular travel applications. The company also provides web and mobile applications to the FlightStats community, helping travelers to better manage their travel day. FlightStats’ data is viewed by millions of people each month, and the company is constantly evolving to offer the best worldwide communication and tracking services to travelers, including the airlines, agencies and developers who serve them.
The FlightStats website will give you information about individual flights, important airport information, and statistics on individual airlines’ on-time performance. Plus, if you’re really geeky, there’s an App for your Apple Watch. Also, you might want to peek at the annual on-time performance awards.
One of the great mistakes we see folks making in their travel decisions is to predominantly base everything on price. Well, the lowest priced and the best are never bedfellows. If that were true, we’d all be driving a Yugo. Right?
When you study these on-time statistics, you’re going to find great disparity between the airlines. And, you’re also going to find that the deep-discounted airlines are the one’s most likely to have you running through the airport or missing your connection.
Travel Tip: take some time to study your particular airline’s performance in getting you to your destination on time. If you’re traveling overseas, don’t be seduced by price. Take a peek to see which of the international airlines are likely to get you to your destination on time. After all, you don’t want to miss that river cruise. Right?
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