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World's most punctual airlines..

Unread post by Fransw » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:48 pm

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Re: World's most punctual airlines..

Unread post by HJK 414 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:49 pm

Fransw wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:48 pm

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Frans ......

There are untruths / lies / politics and then you get statistics.

I was on a QF flight from Brisbane to Hong Kong about 2 years ago.
We boarded - doors closed - and pushed back on the apron ....... and stood there for almost an hour .... #-o

Upon my asking the co-pilot (whom I knew) later in the flight what that was all about - his answer was - on-time departure ...... :roll:
The moment the aircraft "leaves" the terminal / gangway - it is noted as an on-time departure.
Fact that it is stationary on airport elsewhere does not count ....


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Unread post by Fransw » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:21 pm

HJK 414 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Fransw wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:48 pm

What say you..

Frans ......

There are untruths / lies / politics and then you get statistics.

I was on a QF flight from Brisbane to Hong Kong about 2 years ago.
We boarded - doors closed - and pushed back on the apron ....... and stood there for almost an hour .... #-o

Upon my asking the co-pilot (whom I knew) later in the flight what that was all about - his answer was - on-time departure ...... :roll:
The moment the aircraft "leaves" the terminal / gangway - it is noted as an on-time departure.
Fact that it is stationary on airport elsewhere does not count ....


JK
Well, stats are like any information on the web some are bs and others not.

What I like about stats though is that it triggers interest and discussion. It doesn't end at the pic..

I don't know about your experience, maybe the airline pilots can clear it up for us!? I think it will catch up with them on the arrival of the flight and further down the line..
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Re: World's most punctual airlines..

Unread post by Swartbok » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:16 pm

What you say is correct JK.
The start of the pushback (off chocks time) is the measurement of on time or late, the other further delay as you experienced is considered “not within the airlines control”.

The flight is considered departed on time.

It has implications eg. arrival slots into destination, therefore we may not pushback more than 15 mins early as this may attract fines at the arrival airport.

What happens after pushback and before chocks on can be ascribed to many factors such as stronger winds than planned, congestion, take off slots, technical etc etc. outside of the airlines control.

I guess that’s why on time departures are mostly quoted and not necessarily on time arrivals. (They may be very early sometimes too, depending on factors)

But on time or late departure is only considered from start of pushback.

Well at least at my previous and current airline.
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Re: World's most punctual airlines..

Unread post by MadMacs » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:57 pm

At SAA it was the time that the doors were closed and there was a 10 minute leeway.
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