Airline schedules: Out of line with reality
September 11, 2007
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  • What caused the record air travel delays this summer?

    Just ask Marion Blakey, FAA administrator, who says that airline schedules are sometimes “out of line with reality.”

    With regards to New York area airports, Blakey said, “You’ve got schedules that simply can’t physically be operated accept under the most optimal of circumstances.” She added, “We don’t have optimal days all that often.”

    And we all know what happens on those less-than-optimal days: delays and more delays.

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