Tuesday, August 28, 2018

How flights manage to land early even when they are late

New Delhi:  With passenger jets getting better and faster each day, plane journeys should be getting shorter. Airlines, however, claim that it takes longer than a decade ago to fly from one place to other.

The change is because of airlines padding their scheduled flight times to create an impression that passengers are reaching their destinations on time.

A research by UK-based consumer group 'Which?', found that more than six of every ten flight routes are now advertised as taking longer than they did a decade ago, despite vast improvements in aircraft technology.
The research report says that carriers are adding extra time of up to 30 minutes to schedule timings to ensure they maintain punctuality and to avoid being held liable for compensation payouts.
28/08/18 Times of India