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Monday, August 08, 2005

Don't Fly AirTran Flight 576 Atlanta to Newark


Pity the passengers on AirTran Flight 576, which is supposed to leave Atlanta every afternoon at 4:54 p.m. and arrive at Newark Airport in New Jersey at 7:07 p.m. When it actually gets there, however, is almost anyone's guess.

That is because Flight 576 has the dubious distinction of being late more often - 72 percent of the time - than any other flight in the United States during the past 12 months, according to government data.

I happened to read this front-page NYT article while sitting in an airport lounge this morning at BWI, just before boarding a plane to Boston. Fortunately my flight left on time and even arrived at Logan early for my ten days of R&R back in my old stomping grounds. I probably will blog more than I have lately (which has been not at all) but I reserve the right to do not so much now either. Regular blogging should hopefully resume around August 20. But I'll post some stuff before then too, in case anyone cares.