ExpressJet Flight 2979 from Bradley to Newark was the most frequently delayed flight in the nation last November. It was more than 15 minutes late 88.46 percent of the time, according to the latest Air Travel Consumer Report.
As Ben Mutzabaugh pointed out in his Today in the Sky blog at USA Today, most of the trouble seems to involve airports in the New York area. While on-time performance generally improved around the country, JFK, LaGuardia and Newark continue to have big problems.
I’m ready to bet that delays with the ExpressJet flight, which is flown for Continental, involve problems on the Newark end far more than on the Bradley end.
Meanwhile, here are the most frequently delayed flights in the nation in November 2007, from the Air Travel Consumer Report:
1. ExpressJet Airlines flight 2979 from Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA to Newark, NJ – late 88.46 percent of the time
2. Continental Airlines flight 1532 from Houston Bush to New York LaGuardia – late 87.50 percent of the time
3. ExpressJet Airlines flight 2076 from Newark, NJ to Indianapolis – late 85.19 percent of the time
3. Mesa Airlines flight 7462 from Washington Dulles to New York LaGuardia – late 85.19 percent of the time
5. American Airlines flight 350 from Chicago O’Hare to New York LaGuardia – late 83.33 percent of the time
5. American Airlines flight 1497 from Newark, NJ to Chicago O’Hare – late 83.33 percent of the time
5. ExpressJet Airlines flight 2717 from Newark, NJ to St. Louis – late 83.33 percent of the time