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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 6th Aug 18, 11:34 AM
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    Wizz Air named the worst airline for UK flight delays - MSE News
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:34 AM
    Wizz Air named the worst airline for UK flight delays - MSE News 6th Aug 18 at 11:34 AM
    Wizz Air had the worst punctuality record of the UK's busiest airlines, Civil Aviation Authority data has shown...
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    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 6th Aug 18, 1:07 PM
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    These statistics are almost totally meaningless.

    1) Cancelled flights are excluded - if your flight is cancelled you will be hours late.
    2) Lateness on departure is far less important than lateness on arrival
    3) Averaging the lateness just serves to hide the worst delays.

    It would be much more useful to see a figure showing the percentage of all flights (including cancelled flights) arriving within 15 minutes of schedule.
    • VT82
    • By VT82 6th Aug 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 1:32 PM
    These statistics are almost totally meaningless.

    1) Cancelled flights are excluded - if your flight is cancelled you will be hours late.
    2) Lateness on departure is far less important than lateness on arrival
    3) Averaging the lateness just serves to hide the worst delays.

    It would be much more useful to see a figure showing the percentage of all flights (including cancelled flights) arriving within 15 minutes of schedule.
    Originally posted by One-Eye
    2) had occurred to me, but I hadn't gone into the detail to spot 1), on which you are again quite right!
    • Rich2808
    • By Rich2808 6th Aug 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:21 PM
    So cheaper airlines are often less reliable - but can cost less than one quarter of the fare compared to the premium airlines who topped the survey on the same route. You pay your money and take your chance.
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