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Thursday · July 28 2005

Why you get stuck for hours at O'Hare
Summary: Major carriers cluster their arrivals and departure times at the hubs (O'Hare, Atlanta, et al) on purpose to create perceived shorter delays for a large amount of connection combinations. You pay in time what you save in dollars for the convenience of having greater choice in destination. If an airline scheduled according to reality, you would be less likely to buy their ticket because their average layover would appear to be longer.

Archived: Living in a box » July 2005
What you had to say:
July 29 2005

not to mention the oddness of putting your hub airport in a city notorious for inclimate weather. This is a timely link, thanks kegz! I am flying out of O'hare next week.

July 29 2005

Interesting take on delays. Yeah, O'Hare is a bit scary. Have I ever told you about the time I was landing and there was a plane on the runway in front of us? It's incidents like this that make me hate flying and also make me thankful that I am not an air traffic controller.

August 01 2005

oh my god, that is scary! And to think a big wave of air traffic controllers is due to retire soon.

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