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LaGuardia delays linger day after landing gear incident

USA TodayUSA Today – Runways were open at New York LaGuardia, but delays and cancellations were still slowing fliers a day after a rough landing by a Southwest Airlines flight temporarily halted flights.

Nearly 150 flights had been canceled at LaGuardia as of 10:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday, according to flight-tracking service FlightStats.

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Airport logjams a serious concern

SouthChinaMorningPostSouth China Morning Post – Anecdotal evidence of airport and airline delays abounds. But some solid data might surprise all but seasoned travellers. According to FlightStats, a popular US-based provider of data on air travel, Beijing and Shanghai rank at the bottom of 35 major international airports surveyed for flight delays and cancellations. And their performance has gone from bad to worse in the past six months. Hong Kong International Airport has also reported an increase in delays and cancellations that dragged its ranking down from 22 to 29.

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Tokyo’s Airports Earn Top Ranking in “On-time Performance”

SportsFeaturesSports Features – A new study by travel information company FlightStats ranked Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport the world’s two most reliable major airports based on flight departure times. The “On-time Performance Report” findings added further momentum to Tokyo 2020′s transportation plan, helping validate Tokyo’s claims that it will deliver a superb Olympic and Paralympic Games experience through its world-class transport system.
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Is United Airlines as terrible about delaying flights as people think it is?

ClevelanddotcomCleveland.com – o hear the critics tell it, United Airlines is the worst airline for delaying flights and inconveniencing passengers.

“Another united flight — another delay. 2 hours this time,” one passenger tweeted July 11.
“Just got hit with the ole @united hour and half flight delay. I’ve had more delays with United than all other airlines combined,” tweeted another passenger on July 13.

“No wi-fi! No electricity! Multiple flight delays! Never change, @united airlines. Unless you change into a decent airline. Then change,” a third passenger tweeted July 15.

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An interactive map of the world’s best and worst airports for flight delays

WashingtonPostWashington Post – The world’s most reliable major airports are in Japan and its least reliable are in China, according to a new study on flight departure times by the company FlightStats. The report looked at dozens of the world’s highest-traffic airports, examining thousands of flights from each during the month of June to see how frequently they left on time. The more likely a flight from that airport was to leave on time, the better the airport could be said to perform.

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