American Airlines reveals major reason on-time performance has suffered

American Airlines has an explanation for why its on-time arrival performance has suffered the past couple of months, and by extension, why the on-time arrival numbers for all of the four largest domestic carriers have been below their best numbers over the past year.

The principal reason for the weak on-time numbers is, in a word, weather.  Lots and lots of bad weather. 

Bad weather has particularly been a problem in the Northeast air corridor, where air traffic is congested flying into major…


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