It bears repeating: the airlines MUST address their habitual overscheduling, or passengers will continue to face delays, cancellations, and problems at the airport. For example, just ask anyone who flew – or tried to fly – on Delta Airlines #1667 (JFK – Orlando) during the month of July. How often was this flight delayed? 25% of the time? 50%? Even 75%?
No such luck. Delta #1667 was late 96.77% of the time. Seems to fit right in with Marion Blakey’s statement that airline schedules “aren’t worth the electrons they’re printed on.”
Read what blogger Av8rdan has to say on the topic of airline overscheduling here.