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Airlines' On-Time Performance Down

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By Admin on October 04, 2007 2:12 PM

The nation's largest airlines reported 71.1 percent on-time arrivals in August 2006, down from a 75.8 percent on-time arrival rate in August 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The airlines also received 7.55 reports of mishandled baggage per 1,000 passengers in August 2007, an improvement from August 2006's 8.10 rate. The Chicago Tribune calls August 2007 "the second-worst August on record" for on-time flights, and reports that "2007 continues to be a record-setting year for both the volume of airplane traffic and the number of flights gone awry."