Flying? Morning Flights More Likely To Arrive On Time
Stymied by the fact that when you go on vacation you usually arrive on time, but when returning home your flight is more times than not, late or bumped.
A new study looked at seven million flights to figure out when you're most likely to get delayed. And if you want to land on time . . . book flights that arrive in the morning, not at night.
The best time of day for on-time flights last year was between 7am and 7:59am, when nearly 90% arrived on time. That’s the best hour of the day and the morning is pretty good, in general. Even flights scheduled to arrive between 11am and 11:59am were punctual 85.3% of the time, according to the data.
The research went on to say...
Further, the eye-popping difference shown in this analysis — a nationwide punctuality rate as high as 90% in the morning versus a rate as low as 73% in the evening — actually understates how much longer it can take you to get where you’re going later in the day since even an on-time flight in the evening is often scheduled to take longer in the first place.
You may want to keep a copy of this post to show your boss the next time you get back late from vacation.