US Airways sent Flight 1571 from Philadelphia to Bradley 24 times in June, and it arrived late 23 of those times. That’s an on-time rating of 4.2 percent. On average, those flights arrived one hour and 11 minutes behind schedule.
This is just one statistic to be mined from the the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recently released Air Travel Consumer Report, which made it abundantly clear that June was a rotten month for air travel in the United States.
Four other flights to or from Bradley arrived at least 15 minutes late at least 80 percent of the time in June. They were:
- ExpressJet Flight 2396 from Bradley to Newark, which was late 90 percent of the time, with an average delay of one hour and four minutes.
- ExpressJet Flight 2480 from Newark to Bradley was late 80 percent of the time, with an average delay of one hour and four minutes.
- US Airways Flight 1640 from Charlotte Douglas to Bradley arrived late 81 percent of the time. Average delay: 46 minutes.
- US Airways Flight 1703 from Bradley to Charlotte Douglas was also late 81 percent of the time. Average delay: 52 minutes.
All of these flights, by the way, were scheduled for departure after 2 p.m. That’s another reason to fly in the morning, before delays start to cascade, whenever you can.
It was a bad month at airports all over the country, but some were worse than others. At Bradley, 61.8 percent of all flights arrived on time, which is worse than the crummy 68.1 percent national average. But at least Bradley wasn’t making it worse – 73.5 percent of its departing flights left on schedule.