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Monday 25 December 2017

The business class section is full of people and companies that know the value of time is in the productive minutes worked, not by the cutting of costs that lead to better outcomes.

 

 

For a business traveler the work never stops. You are away from the office, but not on holiday. Every minute costs money, even if you are on a discount airline, with a cheap airfare. The question is…are you using your time effectively as you sit cramped in economy, hating your travel choice to be on the lowest cost airline ticket? In reality one or 2 hours … or 7 or eight hours on a business class ticket pays dividends as a stress free workplace. You spend $$ more but how much is your professional time worth? If you make $100 an hour and the 5 hour flight productivity time is lost to the business …where is the value? Your company is not paying you to break-even, they count on you being a profitable contributor to their bottom line. Generally at 1.5 to 3 times your salary. So at 3 times they are loosing $1500 worth of potential profit for a 5 hour flight if you are sitting unable to work or think clearly about the task you are traveling to accomplish. $400 more to get you into a productive business class work seat, to arrive refreshed and ready to hit the ground running is very good economics and resource utilisation. The business class section is full of employees and companies that know the value of time and are not fooled by the ‘cheap price airline tickets’ to increase profits. They know value is in the productive minutes worked, not by the cutting of costs that lead to better outcomes.

Future.Travel helps companies convert travel time into productive time through discounted business class tickets and special group price ticketing for small businesses and corporate travel customers.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Getting Stripped Bare @ 30,000 Feet – Wifi at a mile high and beyond


 

Have you ever been sure you have been violated at no fault of your own…only to discover you were not very well covered given the circumstance?

Of course we are talking about what could possibly go wrong using wifi while onboard an airplane. To keep the discussion relevant to the theme of cheap airfares and the ability to leverage your travel budget as you make your future travel plans, probably best to look at how inflight internet access works.  Today most discount airline tickets are no frills, with added options like food, drinks, and now in-flight wifi being offered at a cost. Even full service airlines like United, Etihad, Emirates, Alaska Airlines, and Qantas to name some of the best business class airlines are offering internet connections while flying. There are some free wifi options even when you fly on discounted tickets, however in most cases you will pay for wifi on planes.

The sting is in the tail as the saying goes….onboard connectivity to the internet is not always free. So after paying for the service you would like it to:


a. Work

b. Be cost effective

c. Be accurate for usage calculations in the airline inflight wifi metering system for the session, (a nice way to say… not ripping you off at 30,000 feet) see items a & b!

 

Here are some things to know about in-flight wifi access to the Internet, which has many different variables and names for the service of wifi on planes:

 

  1. Some airlines will not accept Debit Visa or MasterCard’s for inflight purchases…including wifi access while flying. Not unsurprisingly… they also have no way to accept cash for the service. Be prepared to go without wifi on board if you do not have a ‘credit card’ as compared to a debit card.
     
  2. Most in-flight wifi services on airplanes need to be at cruising altitude (>20,000 feet) to have a clear shot to the satellites or ground tracking stations that provide the service or to meet local government regulations.  This can be a pain when you are on a deadline for work.
     
  3. The service may not work…even with the right altitude, ground data transfers, and/or satellite connections. If you are flying over a country/city/state/government that does not allow Internet to be broadcast onboard as the government on the ground cannot control/monitor/control the content being utilised by those onboard.


 


 

        4. You can burn through your 30mb purchased data pack in about 20 minutes. Yes it is possible. The idea was you were going to use it for 4-6 hours to check your mail…but it was gone in the first 30 minutes.

 

Time does not always fly on an airplane but the data usage often does. How can you possibly use up a data allowance so fast? Easy.

On a recent flight I was shocked at two things. The first issue was I had 1.5 hours of not being able to connect as I flew over India… no service. Some warning before I bought an in-flight wifi usage package would have been nice…


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The second issue was I burned through (‘Consumed’) about 1/3rd of my purchased data in about 15 minutes…. What??? I felt like I was being ripped off…until I looked closer and saw that I was to blame.

Like most users I keep multiple windows open in my browser. Some of those windows are constantly updating or trying to reconnect. In the picture above you cannot see all the tabs, but some: FaceBook, The Rock Trading, LinkedIn, Future.Travel Chat, Xe.Com were all updating live… in the background. This was killing me in usage volume. So while I was getting the latest currency and trade volumes, and being updated on a strangers weird relatives on Facebook, my precious data was flowing away faster the airplane was flying.

So here is a simple rule for your future travel…before you connect your laptop to use wifi while on an airplane or train, or for any paid metered wifi on demand system, close all your browser tabs. Turn off all applications that require an internet access to exist. This turns off the majority of the easy to fix download data eaters. If you are very serious about the data usage while using wifi while flying, then you might also consider turning off your ‘auto update’ of software so you are not ‘background’ updating your favourite application or game.

With your data eating applications turned off or not engaging via your minimised internet browser, your online inflight wifi experience should run smoothly… provided your battery does not go flat!

Wifi on planes. Something for free?

Some airline systems allow for ‘free’ wifi access to their own networks and websites while flying on their airplanes. In a similar and generally under reported vane, there are some applications that you can use to access free wifi on board your flight. As a general rule the Google Gmail ap on your phone is available just by connecting to a flight with wifi onboard network being offered. This seems to hold true for both discount airlines and for full service promotional business class flights. While it may not be ‘surfing the web’ while at a mile high, it does allow you to check and send off the latest news for your fan club. Some onboard / in flight wifi on planes also allow for messages to be sent via the Google Hangout’s chat system to be sent. Most likely Google Analytics are watching each flight to analyse the wifi web traffic onboard a flight so the ‘Google’ family of aps door is wide open for ‘free wifi’ while onboard an airplane. Great option for checking your email while flying or for that text message from a ‘cheap discount seat’ when the use of wifi when flying costs more than the low cost carrier’s ticket!

If you have experiences with wifi onboard airplanes and any hints or tricks for wifi while flying we would love to hear from you.

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Ten reasons why travel insurance does not work



This week has seen a highly publicised story about an Aussie who stopped and had a short holiday in Thailand on the way back from the UK. Unfortunately her short holiday also included an accident involving a motorbike she was driving.  Today she is still in hospital.  Yes, she had travel insurance but it is not paying for any of the medical coverage required. The question is how can someone who bought travel insurance coverage not be covered for a medical emergency?

When you book discount or cheap airline tickets, buy discounted business class or premium economy tickets thinking the upgrade your airline tickets will be great, the low cost ticket for flights scenario kicks in for your holiday plans. Many people start looking at saving money and elect not to take out travel insurance to protect their loved ones, themselves, their belongings, even their jobs, in the event of an unexpected accident or delay.

In some cases, even having travel insurance will not be any good to protect you from huge hospital bills in the event of an accident or ‘incident’ that most people would consider covered. It comes to ‘buyer beware’ in some cases, and knowing your travel insurance policy before you travel and before you need to make a claim against your travel insurance policy.

10 reasons why your travel insurance provider may not cover your claim:

  1. You are operating outside the law. Insurance companies do not cover illegal activities. This includes travel insurance companies.  Many countries require you to have a license for the country to be able to operate a motorbike or motorcar. Vietnam is a prime example of this law… you must have a VN drivers license to legally operate a motor vehicle. Other countries, like Thailand will accept a foreign license, provided you are qualified – read licensed – in another country to operate the equipment. Eg . a Motorbike license, a car license, a truck to certain tonnage. Know how to drive a motorbike does not make you a licensed driver. Do rental companies accept you without the proper license? Absolutely…they are not the police so do not always care. Some may warn you about the police, but few rarely warn you of your risk of non-coverage by your insurance company. If you as a passenger are required, by law or instruction of the driver/pilot to wear a seatbelt, then an accident/incident where you are not wearing the seatbelt would potentially see your travel insurance claim denied.
  2. Sports activities in a competition.  Should you compete in a marathon while on holiday or a school competition? Many companies have blanket travel insurance exclusion clauses to exclude professional and amateur sport activities when it is in a competition or training for competition, even if it is school related.
  3. Drinking or drug related activity. Car crash or injury because you are drunk or stoned? Don’t expect any coverage from your travel insurance policy.  This could be due to not showing ‘common sense’ while under the influence, for example falling down stairs while drunk.
  4. Civil unrest and war….. Yes if you are caught up in an act of war, even if just started when you entered the room or country you may not be covered. Likewise if you are denied boarding or de-planed due to changes of government policy you are not able to claim against your policy for flight delays or disruptions.
  5. Causing your own death voids the policy.  Committing suicide is not a ‘payable’ benefit, likewise self induced drug overdoses are not covered.
  6. Your tour operator, travel agent, airline or other service provider becoming insolvent. If they are not able or willing to carry out any part of their services to you may not be covered. This is a huge issue in Australia, which recently removed consumer protection for purchases through travel agents via the TCIF. **Future.Travel offers insolvency protection for our agency services with our opt-in travel insurance.
  7. Traveling to uninsured countries. Travel insurance has limitations. One limitation is that it may not provide global coverage. Some discount flight tickets with optional travel insurance cover you for only one destination, the one connected to your cheap flight ticket. If you are flying to an excluded country for your policy you will not be covered. For example many travel insurance policies will not cover travel to North Korea or the USA.
  8. Any claim resulting from a tropical disease.  This non-coverage kicks in when it is determined your illness could have been prevented or minimized via having a proper vaccination for the illness prior to or during your travels.
  9. Claims relating to frequent flyer travel are not covered by travel insurance. This small print item basically says if you paid nothing for the travel in terms of legal tender, then you may not be eligible for a refund for flights, hotels, tours which were arranged via the use of a frequent flyer programme.
  10. You are having a horrible trip that is not at all to your liking. This is actually a fairly often requested excuse for wanting a refund via travel insurance. It is not a viable claim, nor is I changed my mind about the trip, I can’t get time off from work, etc. A change of heart is not an acceptable reason for a refund.

For those who just want to have fun… remember the lady from the UK, from the beginning of this Future.Travel eBlog, whose short stop over holiday to Thailand turned into a financial nightmare. All could have been avoided if she had fully understood the ‘rules’ of her policy. Quite possibly she would not have taken the motorbike out for a ride. For travellers anywhere, and particularly in Southeast Asia, don’t ride a motorbike or drive a car unless you are 100% sure you are legal to drive in both your home country and your visited country. If the law requires you to have a license for a motorbike in your home country you can bet your insurance company will also require it to cover you.

Should you take out travel insurance?? Absolutely!! Make sure you understand who is covered, what is covered, where it is covered, and why it may not be honoured (the exclusions). Travel insurance does work, it saves lives, and prevents some heartaches. You just need to know what is covered and what you need to avoid to stay inside the policy rules.

Sunday 8 January 2017

Why Skyscanner, Kayak, Wego, Orbitz and other global online travel agency sites do not show the best prices.



Why can't you see the discounted business class airline ticket on your favourite OTA?


It used to be you could go online to a travel industry disrupter, an online ticket agency or OTA, to find the best offers for flights. The new players broke the rules and scraped sites, did deals across borders, and generally brought value to the community... at the expense of brick and mortar travel agencies who were subject to border pricing issues; and likewise to airlines who like to maximise profit in any market willing/able to pay more for an airline ticket.

The earlier entrants to the meta data flight offerings included Skyscanner, Kayak, Orbitz, Travelocity, and even Google itself in the form of ITA software, all of which can still be found online. There have been some downgrades in service to the consumer to increase profits, but the companies are doing very well!


The good old days are gone... Skyscanner has been bought by CTrip the Chinese "eat anything in its way" travel company. Orbitz was purchased by Expedia, the same company that owns Travelocity and 20 other 'unique' travel sites that sell tickets.... The side effect is true competition is disappearing and the main players are manipulating what you  the consumer see offered for pricing. You may not be seeing the lowest fare possible when you use the meta flight shopping engines as your shopping source for the 'best deal'.


We at Future.Travel noticed that not all our flights were being offered via the meta sites in some countries. Missing were the cheaper fares ... for the same airline that was being offered online via the meta... the same meta that had shopped us for a price and did not show our prices for the airline. The issue... the airline had 'bought' the rights to exclude all competition against them on the meta platform. The meta flight sites do not care about this 'exclusion of lower priced flights' from public view, as they get a direct payment from the airlines for the exclusion and a commission when someone buys via a referral from their website at a higher price. Good for the meta provider and the airline. This is bad for the consumer who can buy, in some cases, through an independent online travel agent like Future.Travel at a lower consolidator's price.  Bad for OTA's who are being charged for the searches (even when the best airline price from the OTA is not being offered to the public), and bad for whole countries as the exclusion practice inflates the cost of flying for their citizens. Google Flights now points their buying suggestions to ... guess who...their best advertisers who have already manipulated the market. Some market places (like Australia) were ‘secured’ by the big players, effectively eliminating entry by any competitor that could be offering lower prices.


The solution is to shop and buy from independent airline ticket agents and hotel suppliers. We of course suggest Future.Travel! The big players are playing the consumer and offering 3-4 comparison sites from their own consortium to check against their offered prices. Hmmm… what could possibly be wrong with that plan?

How to get best price when buying airfares online? Here are 5 hints to help you get the best price for airfares online. Hint 1: ... shop in the local country currency for the website... this can save you $5-10 on an average ticket. Hint 2: ... If you only see 1 offering from a meta website (Skyscanner, Wego, Orbitz, Kayak, etc) for an airline (eg no multiple offers for anyone other than the airline) then you know the site is manipulating the market for their benefit not yours. Shop around until you find a meta-site that offers all airlines - with multiple purchase options from various independent OTA's. Hint 3: Talk to a travel agent as they can still beat the price of some online fares. Hint 4: Use the live chat window for an online travel agent to do your comparison shopping and discussions. The good ones will help you to confirm if you are getting the best deal for low cost business class and economy airline tickets. 
Hint 5: ALWAYS test to see if 2 one way tickets are cheaper than a discounted roundtrip ticket AND check to see if business class is cheaper than economy! In many cases a promotional business class or discounted premium economy airfare is cheaper than one of the few economy seats available on a heavily booked flight.


Monday 26 December 2016

Denied boarding for no apparent reason…and off to jail?

Bad memory of the financial past could see you checking into jail when checking in for a flight.

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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Trump on Travel - the effects of political disruption for 'Destination USA'


Before the storm....The political change effect of Trump on future travel - Destinations in Demand.


There's no denying the fact that President elect Trump has seriously affected the travel industry. Uncertainty is the catch cry in newspapers from around the world when it comes to the effect of the change of government in United States.

As usual there are two sides to the coin. One side of the coin says there's been a serious decline in travel plans for destinations USA. The other side of the coin says there are some destinations that have picked up the slack.

Inbound travel to the United States is down as the anti-Middle East, anti-Latino, anti-Asian/Chinese rhetoric of the USA is broadcast 24/7 by the media around the world. The rhetoric has affected overall travelling public, in some cases shifting its travel destinations to what is generally perceived as the more "open-minded" destinations within the United States. Travellers have said that they are concerned about Trump supporters being coming embolden to speak and lash out at 'non-Americans' and could cause problems for everyday foreign visitors. This has led to a decrease in travel to some key 'red label' Republican held states such as Florida, Texas, and generally the south of the United States. Those destinations loss has become, in some cases, the gain for destinations that are considered more 'blue label', or moderate, in the eyes of the travelling public. Those destinations include places like Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and many Democratic Party voting states.


The effect of the Trump election on future travel to the USA

Destination City Los Angeles - LAX Dallas - DFW Miami - MIA New York - JFK Seattle -SEA
Percentage of search requests change from September 15, to November 22 +366% -22% -71% -49.% +102%


With the USA on the nose for travel, trending on the Future.Travel site for international destinations has been leaning toward Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and Finland. While the figures for the USA destinations are down now, the domestic traffic flows to New York are actually up by 20% as 'locals' reassess their holiday/work destinations. The results here are not scientific rather a snapshot in time for some very specific destinations, with out reference to travel dates or length of stay. With consolidated results coming from the meta search engines Skyscanner and Wego who utilise Future.Travel as a source of flight details, the results are just a fraction of more than 800,000 searches done on average each month on the Future.Travel website. What this snapshot should do is encourage the affected cities, listed and unlisted, to pick up their game in marketing to the downturn; have the public realise that they do have a choice of destinations where ethnic diversity is appreciated; and for everyone to understand that while sticks and stones can break our bones... words can really hurt us...particularly if they are spoken by existing or future government/political representatives of sovereign nations.

Friday 11 November 2016

Can this plane fly any faster? On time arrival stats for airlines

  

Can this plane fly any faster?

 

On time arrival stats for airlines.

 

 

When you jump on a flight from here to there, one of the key determinates is when does it arrive? Airline flight arrival time has a lot of variables involved, like weather, equipment issues and the airport that it is departing from on the journey. Some airports are not good for on time departures, in fact there are some bad airports for on time departures. So all things being equal, all airline passengers have the travel experience of a delayed flight at some point. That does not help when you have a critical flight plan to get you to your destination on time. So how can you fly faster?

A lot of airline on time arrival status has to do with the airline you choose and their ability to make up time in route. The simple look at the on time or delayed departure statistics for an airline does not always convert to the on time arrival/delays matching. FlightStats has captured and collected information on more than 2 billion flights in 2015. The resulting report provided some interesting results for those in loyality programmes under the airline alliances  - One World, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam. More on that later.

So the plan is to get on airlines that have the best on time arrival stats and avoid the airlines with the worst arrival time history. With the history of airlines flight arrival times versus the scheduled arrival time, it is pretty easy to see who is arriving on time and who isn’t. This short blog will just touch on the top 10 best airline arrival statistics, and the worst 10 airlines for on time arrivals.

 

The top 10 Best Airlines for on time arrivals.

 

Airline

 

Monitored Flights                         

On-time
Departure

On-time
Arrival

Avg. Dep
Delay

Avg. Arrival
Delay

(AY) Finnair

107,499

91.05%

93.13%

33.6

30.6

(S7) S7 Airlines

90,593

74.00%

91.07%

41.5

59.8

(CM) Copa Airlines

122,837

94.88%

91.02%

56

43.5

(JP) Adria Airways

19,058

78.92%

89.81%

33

36.4

(JL) JAL

270,685

92.86%

89.44%

37

34.3

(IB) Iberia

187,538

86.74%

88.97%

36.6

41.3

(NH) ANA

374,606

90.40%

88.88%

44.3

33.8

(SU) Aeroflot

284,245

73.76%

88.27%

39.2

53

(LO) LOT - Polish Airlines

66,912

87.79%

87.92%

37.6

37.2

(KL) KLM

227,736

83.00%

87.88%

45.3

51.1

 

You may not be too surprised, you do not see any North American or Middle East airlines on the best performing airlines for the on-time arrival shortlist of airlines for this designation. Instead the best performing carriers are mostly European and Japan based airlines. Even though they all had varying on-time departure delays, five airlines on the list managed to ‘fly faster’ to improve and decrease the average arrival delay. If you are doing long haul flights and see Finnair as an option for your route then it would be a good choice for arriving on-time. This has a lot to do with the fact that the Helsinki Airport is the best performing airport in Europe for on time departures, combined with Finnair’s ability to ‘make up time’ on some routes.

 

The 10 Worst Airlines for on time arrivals.

 

Airline

Flights
Monitored

On-time
Departure

On-time
Arrival

Avg. Dep
Delay

Avg. Arrival
Delay

(OZ) Asiana Airlines

105,823

73.79%

71.87%

37.5

37.2

(MS) EgyptAir

86,179

72.80%

71.43%

44.4

43.8

(VN) Vietnam Airlines

129,465

73.84%

71.13%

51.6

50.1

(ET) Ethiopian Airlines

80,192

76.47%

70.55%

48.9

52.3

(CX) Cathay Pacific

96,711

68.46%

69.03%

50.2

51.1

(BR) EVA Air

49,504

77.15%

65.15%

46.1

45.3

(CI) China Airlines

62,668

30.23%

62.45%

42.8

46.1

(CZ) China Southern Airlines

696,698

61.46%

62.35%

69.1

71.9

(MU) China Eastern Airlines

647,097

60.22%

55.60%

65.5

64.1

(MF) Xiamen Airlines

207,073

57.37%

46.43%

66

68.8

 

The common denominator for the airlines with the worst record for on-time arrivals is that most are Asian based carriers. The high volume of traffic combined with airport delays has meant that the ‘low cost Asian competitor’ for long haul flights has a cost for the consumer… flight delays. For many of the carriers late departures grew and were not able to be ‘repaired’ inflight, resulting in worse and declining on-time arrivals as compared to the percentage of flights that were delayed on departure. What to do? Allow an extra hour of connection time when dealing with the worst airlines in order to compensate for the unfolding disaster to your holiday/ business trip.

 

The Airlines Alliances on time arrival stats.

 

Not all airlines are created the same and they definitely do offer the same levels of service. From that concept was born the airline alliance system where ‘birds of a feather, flock together’, where airlines share common beliefs and coordinate with each other to facilitate greater revenues for the ‘team’. In a perfect world the customer benefits. When it comes to flight delays… the airline flocks are slow moving ducks easy to spot as problematic. Your interpretation of the following table may help you understand who is worth following with your loyalty or at least your wallet.

 

Airline
Alliance

Flights
Tracked

On-time
Departure

On-time
Arrival

Avg. Dep
Delay

Avg. Arrival
Delay

One World

4,813,826

81.76%

80.97%

N/Available

52.2

Star Alliance

5,850,819

80.51%

78.57%

N/Available

52.6

SkyTeam

5,758,574

74.28%

75.08%

N/Available

57.4

 

For many being an hour or two late on arrival to start a holiday is not a problem. For others the missed connection can means thousands of dollars in losses due to a missed opportunity. Some good forward planning on the airline you choose for flights to and from an airport, is just as important as the total cost of the trip. Saving a few dollars can convert into hours of delay, missed connections, and in extreme cases… unhappy relatives, partners, and customers.

Is your favourite airline…or least favourite airline missing from this consolidated list of airlines? No problem checkout the full list of global airline rating in the annual on-time report at FlightStats.

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Saturday 22 October 2016

Naughty and Nice Airports around the world

 

Naughty and Nice Airports

 

With hundreds of airports around the world it is not surprising that there is a list of the world’s best airports based on their on time performance for departures. Much like the best airline rankings for on time departures, airports are rated on the number of flights that depart on time.

Airports may have to wear the airline delays caused by airline equipment or staffing issues. The bigger issue for airport delays and hence the annual report by FlightStats, is the overall delay statistics that reflect the efficiency and the ability of the airport to process passengers as they arrive, transit, and depart at an airport. In some cases the delays are due to physical structures of the airport not being able to handle the volumes coming through for departures and transit due to airport design, air traffic control limitations, or  just bad check-in / immigration clearance issues.  What ever the issue, the flights are delayed and the airline passengers are disadvantaged.

The title of this article speaks to airports that should be avoided, and likewise the best airports for on-time departures.  Rather than look around the world in one go for results, we break the best airports for transit into geographic regions. If you are a globetrotter you can find the best airport for you connections. If you are a regional frequent flyer you may find some good hints to minimize your flight delays by choosing to avoid known problem airports.

 

Asia/Pacific

Five Naughty Airports in Asia for delays and departures

 

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

184

SZX

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

Shenzhen, China

Asia-Pacific

53.93%

185

PVG

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai, China

Asia-Pacific

51.62%

186

NKG

Nanjing Lukou International Airport

Nanjing, China

Asia-Pacific

44.65%

187

HGH

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Hangzhou, China

Asia-Pacific

40.58%

188

CGK

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

Jakarta, Indonesia

Asia-Pacific

35.22%

 

Ten Amazing Airports in Asia for On Time Departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

1

ITM

Itami Airport

Osaka, Japan

Asia-Pacific

94.74%

3

HND

Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan

Asia-Pacific

92.29%

6

NGO

Chubu Centrair International Airport

Nagoya, Japan

Asia-Pacific

91.02%

7

ADL

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide, Australia

Asia-Pacific

90.74%

9

PER

Perth Airport

Perth, Australia

Asia-Pacific

89.01%

10

BNE

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane, Australia

Asia-Pacific

88.20%

11

CTS

New Chitose Airport

Sapporo, Japan

Asia-Pacific

88.14%

22

KIX

Kansai International Airport

Osaka, Japan

Asia-Pacific

86.52%

25

FUK

Fukuoka Airport

Fukuoka, Japan

Asia-Pacific

86.31%

32

CCU

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport

Kolkata, India

Asia-Pacific

84.38%

 

In Asia you can easily see the best and worst of both worlds as the number one airport in the world, Itami Airport – ITM in Japan, and the worst performing airport for on time departures in the world, the main international airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport - CGK  both are located in the Asia Pacific region.

Europe

Five Naughty Airports in Europe for delays and departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

158

SVO

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Moscow, Russia

Europe

66.09%

167

DME

Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Moscow, Russia

Europe

60.80%

174

FCO

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

Rome, Italy

Europe

58.43%

178

VKO

Vnukovo Airport

Moscow, Russia

Europe

56.40%

180

MAN

Manchester Airport

Manchester, UK

Europe

55.98%

 

 

Ten Amazing Airports in Europe for On Time Departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

4

HEL

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Helsinki, Finland

Europe

92.22%

19

WAW

Frederic Chopin Airport

Warsaw, Poland

Europe

87.23%

24

LIN

Milano Linate Airport

Milan, Italy

Europe

86.34%

27

CPH

Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen, Denmark

Europe

85.48%

29

ATH

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

Athens, Greece

Europe

85.28%

30

VIE

Vienna International Airport

Vienna, Austria

Europe

85.02%

31

STR

Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart, Germany

Europe

84.87%

35

MUC

Franz Josef Strauss Airport

Munich, Germany

Europe

84.13%

38

TXL

Tegel Airport

Berlin, Germany

Europe

83.97%

41

OSL

Oslo Gardermoen Airport

Oslo, Norway

Europe

83.71%

 

Europe has issues for delays in Russia, but the worst airport for on-time departures in Europe is Manchester. If you want the most reliable and on-time departures / connections in Europe you should be looking to Finland.

 

MiddleEast/Africa

Five Naughty Airports in the Middle East and Africa for delays and departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

144

SAW

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Istanbul, Turkey

Middle East & Africa

70.81%

149

CAI

Cairo International Airport

Cairo, Eygpt

Middle East & Africa

69.05%

157

SHJ

Sharjah International Airport

Sharjah, UAE

Middle East & Africa

66.90%

159

DXB

Dubai Airport

Dubai, UAE

Middle East & Africa

64.34%

169

AUH

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Middle East & Africa

60.51%

 

Ten Amazing Airports in the Middle East and Africa for On Time Departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

5

CPT

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town,  South Africa

Middle East & Africa

91.40%

12

DOH

Doha International Airport

Doha, QA

Middle East & Africa

87.84%

13

JNB

OR Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa

Middle East & Africa

87.51%

14

 

IST

 

Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Istanbul, Turkey

Middle East & Africa

87.33%

15

ADB

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport

Izmir, Turkey

Middle East & Africa

87.31%

33

DMM

King Fahad International Airport

Dammam,
Saudi Arabia

Middle East & Africa

84.21%

83

RUH

King Khaled International Airport

Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Middle East & Africa

80.28%

85

BAH

Bahrain International Airport

Bahrain, Bahrain

Middle East & Africa

79.75%

119

JED

King Abdulaziz International Airport

Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Middle East & Africa

76.46%

124

CMN

Mohamed V International Airport

Casablanca, Morocco

Middle East & Africa

75.73%

 

Being big, famous, and having your own TV special about your airport does not necessarily mean you are doing very well on getting planes off the ground on time. Simply look the naughty airports for this region to figure out where the bottle neck is for on-time departures. The good news is if you are in South Africa you have good chances to leave on time.

 

North America

Five Naughty Airports in North America for delays and departures

 

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

129

BWI

Baltimore/Wash International Airport

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

North America

75.02%

130

HOU

William P. Hobby Airport

Houston, Texas, USA

North America

74.89%

131

DAL

Dallas Love Field

Dallas, Texas, USA

North America

74.85%

132

MDW

Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago, Illinois, USA

North America

74.80%

137

EWR;

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark, New Jersey, USA

North America

74.39%

 

 

Ten Amazing Airports in North America and Africa for On Time Departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

8

HNL

Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu, HI, US

North America

89.66%

16

SLC

Salt Lake City International Airport

Salt Lake City, UT, US

North America

87.28%

20

YYC

Calgary International Airport

Calgary, AB, CA

North America

86.65%

21

YVR

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver, BC, CA

North America

86.53%

23

PDX

Portland International Airport

Portland, OR, US

North America

86.46%

28

MSP

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Minneapolis, MN, US

North America

85.46%

34

PIT

Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh, PA, US

North America

84.16%

36

SNA

John Wayne Airport

Santa Ana, CA, US

North America

84.11%

37

SAT

San Antonio International Airport

San Antonio, TX, US

North America

84.11%

39

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Detroit, MI, US

North America

83.77%

 

North America is pretty easy to figure out. Avoid the east coast cities of the USA as they are more inclined to delays and for best on time flights use a western city of the USA/Canada or fly out of Canada.

Latin/South America

Five Naughty Airports in Latin/South America for delays and departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

92

LIM

J Chavez International Airport

Lima, Peru

Latin America

78.88%

125

MEX

Benito Juarez International Airport

Mexico City, Mexico

Latin America

75.42%

136

BSB

Brasilia International Airport

Brasilia, Brasil

Latin America

74.48%

147

AEP

Jorge Newbery Airport

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Latin America

69.64%

165

CCS

Simon Bolivar Airport

Caracas, Venezuela

Latin America

61.76%

 

Ten Amazing Airports in North America and Africa for On Time Departures

Global Rank
0-188

Airport code

Airport Name

Location

Region

On time Departures

2

PTY

Tocumen International Airport

Panama City, Panama

Latin America

93.23%

17

POA

Salgado Filho International Airport

Porto Alegre, Brasil

Latin America

87.27%

18

BOG

El Dorado International Airport

Bogota,
Colombia

Latin America

87.26%

26

CWB

Afonso Pena International Airport

Curitiba,
Brasil

Latin America

86.09%

46

SSA

Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport

Salvador,
Brasil

Latin America

83.17%

49

SDU

Santos Dumont Airport

Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

Latin America

83.10%

54

CUN

Cancun International Airport

Cancun,
 Mexico

Latin America

82.52%

62

CNF

Tancredo Neves International Airport

Belo Horizonte, Brasil

Latin America

82.12%

67

VCP

Viracopos Airport

Campinas,
Brasil

Latin America

81.57%

73

SJU

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

San Juan,
Puerto Rico

Latin America

81.10%

75

CGH

Sao Paulo/Congonhas Airport

Sao Paulo,
Brasil

Latin America

80.98%

76

GIG

Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport

Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

Latin America

80.89%

 

South America is pretty average for delays. The surprise? The Panama City, Panama International airport PTY, which is the second best in world for being on time with departures. If you are going to/from/transiting Brasil you are in for a good chance of being on time for your flight departures as the country has the majority of the best on time airports in South America.

Is your favourite airport…or least favourite airports missing from this consolidated list of airports? No problem checkout the full list of global airport rating in the annual on-time report at FlightStats

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