cledaybuck wrote:enilria wrote:Don't you have to include IAD and BWI then? Surely they are in the same region as DCA. Here are the top 5 on time airports for arrivals in 2018 through October:cledaybuck wrote:I think you also have to include SFO as a problem airport.
My point was that an entire region of huge airports are impacted simultaneously when there are problems. SFO is just an airport with its own operational (fog) challenges. It is not a region of large airports with conjoined operational problems.
Notice a trend? I do. DL has made a commitment to being on time. B6 needs to do the same if they want to improve. It will most likely never be as good given the constraints you have mentioned, but improvement is certainly possible.
Delta has chosen to hub in some cities where being on time is likely/easy. B6 has chosen hubs JFK/BOS that experience the same bad weather at the same time, and are too congested/close to each other. Part of B6 problem is the lack of ability to re-route people in bad weather. Delta has chosen some hubs they dominate and have plenty of resources to get back up and running quickly. Delta has a network that can absorb the JFK/LGA delays and take pressure off them to re-route people. B6 has few options other than flying a few days later after a storm, not the best customer experience.
B6 is very on time out of LGB too. It's just too small to matter and not a good location to re-route many people.