New Airline On-Time Arrival Ratings Announced

On-Time Arrival RatingsThe on-time arrival ratings for airlines for August 2014 has been released, and there was a 77.7% overall on-time arrival amongst all the airlines taken into consideration.

Here is a chart of the best, and the worst, airlines for on-time arrivals in August:


77.7% on-time arrivals


Highest On-Time Arrival Rates:

1.  Hawaiian Airlines – 94%

2. Delta Airlines – 84.8%

3.  Virgin America – 84.3%


Lowest On-Time Arrival Rates:

1.  Envoy Air – 70.6%

2.  American Airlines – 73.2%

3.  ExpressJet Airlines – 74.6%


And the worst domestic flight with an on the tarmac delay that when over three hours was Republic Airlines flight on 8/12/2014.  That was flight 3497 from Washington Reagan to Columbus, Ohio, which was delayed on the tarmac for 183 minutes.

It is sort of surprising for me to see Delta perform 10% better than American.  Last year, I solely flew on Delta and had a horrible time with on-time departures.  It seemed like every flight that I would take with them had some sort of delay involved.  On the other hand, after 10 months flying only American, I’ve had a great experience with being on-time.  In fact, there have even been a number of times when I have been 15-30 minutes early on American Airlines.

What has your experience been?  Do you think these ratings match up to your personal experiences?

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