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Web site to show history of late flights?

Web site to show history of late flights?

Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:05 AM
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Web site to show history of late flights?

Delta has scheduled me with only 70 minutes to change planes in Atlanta and board an Air France flight to Paris. I am flying on frequent flyer points and am told there are no seats on earlier flights yet they are "wide open". Is there a website where I can determine how often the flight I am scheduled on runs late? I am gravely concerned about missing the connection and throwing the entire trip off since I will meet up with another traveler in Atlanta. Thanks.
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:18 AM
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Hello Brenda, <BR> <BR>not exactly what you`re looking for-but try http://www.flightarrivals.com and http://www.skytracker.com <BR>both show delays and you can watch what happens with your flight for some time. <BR> <BR> <BR>Miriam
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:32 AM
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I don't know the answer to your question, but I am pretty sure that you will make the plane in Atlanta (unless you're coming from La Guardia for some reason, in which case, forget it). I would be more concerned that any checked luggage wouldn't make the next plane than I would be that you wouldn't make it. Any chance of just traveling with a carryon?
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:36 AM
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Don't mean to alarm you, but Atlanta is one of the busiest airports in the United States. I've never had a good experience there with flights arriving on time, and often it is a long haul between concourses. However, 70 minutes is a decent-length layover -- just be aware that you may have to jog to your Air France flight!
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:40 AM
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Try going to the airport early enough to get the prior flight to Atlanta. Ask the ticket agent if it's ok to try and get on that one instead. If there's room on the flight they might let you. This has worked on United, even when using frequent flyer miles.
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:49 AM
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For all those including Brenda who write wondering if connection times are enough: <BR> <BR>Presuming the flights are properly booked the times are adequate, all things being equal, including lateness trends. <BR> <BR>The airlines' industry associations publish, and regularly update, allowable connecting times for all carriers at all airports. Times vary between international, domestic, int'l to dom. and dom. to int'l. In many cases times are specific to carriers, and to interchange between carriers. <BR> <BR>Airlines aren't stupid, other words to the contrary. They really &gt;&gt;don't&lt;&lt; want to misconnect bags ... it costs them money. So these published connection times take into account how long on the average it takes to get bags from one aircraft to another. Bags, not people. While the times obviously won't cover all situations, they're meant to cover most, and are regularly reviewed and updated. <BR> <BR>Ed
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 12:02 PM
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A certain airlines history of late flights won't necessarily help you. You see, its usually not dependent on the airline but rather the airport. The bad news for you is that Atlanta was the second busiest airportin the nation in 2000 behind Chicago O'hare. conseuently, they are KNOWN for delays! If you are flying Delta, i would suggest switching planes at their other hub in cicinnati as numerous international flights depart from there each day and most on time!
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 12:20 PM
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Try not to worry about it. It most likely won't be a problem, but if it's keeping you up at night the best thing to do is come up with a detailed Plan 'B'. Discuss it with your travel companion at length as to where you will meet up at your final destination, and how you each will get there. Having a back-up plan will help ease your mind (I know because I worry about these things too).
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 12:31 PM
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Brenda, I live in Atlanta. It is an extremely busy and LARGE, airport.....It depends what gate you arrive at....the international concourse is the very end concourse...meaning you will have to hoof it if you are running late. Most of Delta's flights are in Concourse A & B....I am not trying to frgihten you more, but I think you should be prepared for anything,,,,Good news is last time we went to Hawaii on FF miles on Delta, we were fortunate that the counter person put us on an earlier and direct flight at her own discretion,,,we were very happy! FLYER was right....Also, check the weather out in Atlanta before you start....if there are clear skies, it could help! I think Ed has the right of it anyhow concerning the various on time arrivals go, IMHO...Judy

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