Hey, remember all those chronic unsolvable delays that were threatening to grind air traffic to a halt in this country? It seems that we’ve found something that can really help. A huge global recession.
From the Chicago Tribune:
As they parked aircraft and shrank domestic operations last fall, American and United Airlines significantly improved the rate at which they delivered passengers to destinations as scheduled, new federal data show.
After posting the worst record for delays in November 2007, Chicago-based United finished fourth best one year later among 19 carriers. About 86 percent of United’s flights were on time in November versus 76 percent during the year-earlier period, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Transportation.
Promptness — it’s the lighter side of economic disaster.