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200+ Airports in US Ranked for On-Time Departures - Which was Best?

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Jul 08, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

Since we released our Global Airports On-Time Report for June we've had a number of interested folks ask for the complete list of US Airports ranked within the country, and not against other airports in the world.  We put together that report for the last three months so people could see how things changed.

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Topics: cancelled, airlines, delay, on time, On-Time Performance, airports

Airports in the US Struggle in June

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Jul 06, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

US airports dealt with increasing delays in June.  According to FlightView's On-Time Performance Report for Global Airports for June, fewer than 7 in 10 flights (68.4%) arrived at US airports within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival time last month.  That figure compares to 73.4% in May and 73.6% in April.

As a result, on-time departures (flights leaving the gate no later than 14 minutes after schedule) at US airports dropped to 69% in June, down from 74.2% in May and 75.3% in April.

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Topics: cancelled, airlines, delay, on time, On-Time Performance, airports

US Airlines Have Rough Month for On-Time Performance in June

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Jul 06, 2015 @ 12:12 PM

US air travel had a rough go in June.  According to FlightView's On-Time Performance Report for Global Airports for June, fewer than 7 in 10 flights (68.4%) arrived at US airports within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival time last month.  That figure compares to 74.2% in May and 73.6% in April.

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Topics: cancelled, airlines, delay, on time, On-Time Performance, airports

Travelers Look to Airports for Flight Information

Posted by Paul Lewis on May 18, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

Twice a year we ask our millions of flight tracking app users what matters to them when they travel, especially when it comes to technology. Increasingly, the Air Transportation Industry – airports, airlines and the businesses that support them – depends on connected information technology to provide transparency and clarity and serve travelers better.

Basically travelers want to know, more than anything else, whether their flights are on time. And they look to airports to provide accurate flight status and other important travel information.

But many airports drop the ball – or strike out – when it comes to taking advantage of flight information to improve the travel experience.

Our latest report identifies 5 things that many airports are missing when it comes to aggregating, displaying or communicating important current travel information. Download our report: “Grounded by Data: 5 Costly Flight Information Mistakes Airports Make Every Day”

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Topics: flifo, cancelled, airport, data transparency, delay, AODB, day of travel, airports, FIDS, Status

USDOT and FlightView Spar Over On-Time Performance of US Airlines

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Nov 12, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Every month FlightView reports on the on-time performance of airlines around the world based on the real-time flight information we collect. As well, the US Department of Transportation issues on-time performance of the major US airlines every month.

When we compare FlightView’s and USDOT’s views of airline performance, what do we see?  Do our numbers match up?  Are there any biases?  Are the same airlines on top / bottom of our lists?  Is one report better than the other?

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Topics: report, cancelled, airlines, delay, on time, On-Time Performance

Tracking and Comparing On-Time Performance of North America’s Airlines

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Nov 06, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Since the beginning of the year FlightView has been publishing on-time performance reports on the world’s airlines based on the aggregated real-time flight information we collect from multiple sources on every commercial airliner in the world.

Our data is primarily used by airlines and airports and other travel companies (online and offline travel agencies, mobile developers, even cruise lines, hotels and ground transportation companies) to keep themselves and travelers apprised of aircraft whereabouts.

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Topics: flifo, cancelled, airlines, delay, on time, On-Time Performance

Know When to Deliver Your Next Best Offer

Posted by Katherine Wellman on Mar 18, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

An old term has regenerated in the travel industry: 'Next Best Offers'. The Next Best Offer, or NBO, is the most relevant and appealing offer to a customer in the moment, based on the customer’s location, context and personal preferences.  In the past, next best offers were made by travel agents to travelers looking for trusted advice, recommendations and immediate help adjusting plans while on a trip. Today, with more advanced technologies, large data repositories and big data analyses, travel providers can deliver a personalized service to their customers as well as optimize their own revenue stream by automatically sending NBOs that complement an existing or previously purchased service.  However, when is the right moment to present a particular offer so it is most relevant and appealing?  This is the challenge for many travel service providers.  On the day-of-travel, a highly stressful and somewhat unpredictable day, there are key moments when certain offers are particularly appealing to travelers and FlightView knows when they are.  

FlightView knows when a traveler’s flight touches down at its destination and when it arrives at the gate.  Also, we know the exact moment when a traveler's flight is delayed and if there’s a new estimated time of departure.  Finally, when a passenger’s fight is cancelled, FlightView can immediately tell you.  At every one of these moments, there is an ideal NBO(s) to present to the traveler.

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Topics: cancelled, airlines, tracking, experience, customer service, data transparency, marketing, ancillary, mobile, technology, delay, big data

This Great Boston Globe Chart Tells the Whole Snowy Story

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Feb 18, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Wow -- but this winter has been a (polar) bear, hasn't it?  On Saturday the Boston Globe analyzed FlightView's data from last winter and this one so far, and showed how badly Logan Airport's flights have been affected by the relentless snowstorms we've had -- and but for a wiped out pair of days in February of 2013, this winter has been one of the worst for flight cancellations in memory.  As many as six days since New Year's have seen a third or more of Logan's flights get scrubbed.

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Topics: cancelled, airlines, airport, weather, delay

Monthly On-Time Performance Reports for Airlines and Airports

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Feb 04, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

A number of airports and airlines have asked us to report on the on-time performance of their organizations based on the global coverage of our flight tracking services. Increasingly they depend on FlightView to supply the most accurate, fastest information about the flights they are operating or servicing, both in real time and collected as historical flight information.

As a result of delivering historic and real-time flight information to our customers, we have discovered high interest within the ATI community for information of this kind to help understand where opportunities lie to improve their operational and marketing capabilities.

Starting this January, each month we will report the on-time performance of the world’s largest airlines and airports (by number of flights).

The first Global Airline On-Time Performance Report is available for download now.

In addition to on-time performance this month we included the completion percentage of those airlines. More than 130 global airlines are ranked by both on-time arrivals and completion percentages.

Get January's Global Airline Report here. 

Subscribe -- enter your email in the "Subscribe to Blog" box up there in the northeast corner -- to get each monthly report when they become available.

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Topics: report, cancelled, airlines, airport, weather, delay

Winter Storm Janus Flight Delay & Cancellation News Roundup

Posted by Amanda Rogers on Jan 22, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Winter storm Janus derailed travel plans from the Midwest to the busy Northeast corridor this week, delaying and cancelling thousands of flights across the country. 

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Topics: cancelled, airlines, tracking, airport, weather, delay, travel planning, tips

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