November 6, 2007
U.S. airlines' on-time performance improved in September for the first time this year as delays caused by weather and traffic volume fell, the Transportation Department said. Nationwide, 82% of flights arrived on time, up from 76% a year earlier. New York's LaGuardia was the most-congested airport for the second straight month. Delays in 2007 remain at their worst level since the U.S. began keeping track in 1995, with 73% of flights arriving on time.
April 21, 1998 |
Passengers are increasingly upset with the treatment they receive from airlines despite apparent gains in overall quality, according to an annual study released Monday. Rating the major airlines individually, the study put Southwest Airlines at the top for a third straight year. US Airways was ranked 10th and last. The most common complaints stemmed from flight trouble, including delayed, canceled and diverted flights.
February 8, 2007 |
A new government report confirms what many travelers already suspected -- 2006 was a tough year to fly. The performance of U.S. airlines in categories such as on-time arrivals, baggage handling and passenger bumping was the worst in years, according to the annual industry report card released Wednesday by the Department of Transportation.
May 10, 2000 |
Readers of Frequent Flyer magazine ranked Continental as their favorite airline for both long-haul and short-haul flights, leading second-place TWA in the poll conducted by the magazine and the survey firm J.D. Power & Associates. Continental scored 123 points for flights of more than 500 miles, followed by TWA with 121, Southwest with 108 and United with the industry average of 100 points on the magazine's scoring system.
May 16, 2000 |
There is no doubt that the Internet is helping to drive the current economic boom. In Orange County, for instance, more than half of the local business leaders surveyed said that the Net has helped boost productivity, according to a recent UC Irvine study. The report also found that one in three executives credited an online presence or Internet usage for fueling sales. That's the good news.
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January 22, 2003 |
The City Council will consider retaining an outside expert to evaluate the job performance of City Manager Dan Joseph, whose future has been in limbo since new council members were elected in November. Joseph, city manager for eight years, said the closed-session decision Monday is a positive sign because a vote on his potential dismissal has been canceled. "This is dragging out; that part is frustrating," he said. The council is set to discuss Joseph's performance Feb. 17.
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January 10, 2003 |
When a regional planning agency released its annual report card for Southern California on Thursday, one local official joked that, if a teenager brought home similar grades from school, most parents would take away the kid's car keys until the grades improved. The report card for 2001 from the Southern California Assn.
September 4, 2008 |
Delta Air Lines' regional subsidiary Comair had the worst on-time performance in July among airlines surveyed by the Transportation Department. Carriers recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 75.7% in July, higher than July 2007's 69.8% and June 2008's 70.8%. The carriers canceled 1.7% of their scheduled domestic flights in July, lower than the 2.1% cancellation rate of July 2007 and the 1.8% rate posted in June.
October 30, 2007 |
Cigna Corp. agreed to improve its rankings of physicians in response to an investigation of health insurers suspected of using the list to direct patients to cheaper doctors instead of better ones, New York's attorney general said. Cigna, a Philadelphia-based insurer, will report to the attorney general every six months and will use an outside monitor to oversee compliance, Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo said.
February 10, 2009 |
U.S. airlines' on-time performance declined dramatically in December compared with the previous month, but improved slightly over a year earlier, the Transportation Department said. The carriers blamed heavy snowstorms around the Christmas holiday and aviation system issues for contributing to some delays. The 19 carriers reporting on-time performance recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 65.3%, up from 64.3% a year earlier but down from 83.3% in November. Regional carrier Comair, a unit of Delta Air Lines Inc., had the worst on-time performance in December, while Hawaiian Airlines had the best.