American Airlines says it is slowly digging out of its current mess with delays and canceled flights, as it has been grounding flights today after determining that more inspections are needed following several incidents of passenger seats coming loose in its Boeing 757 aircrafts, which carry 180 passengers.
The followingi is from the always useful Flightstats.com:
On Thursday, American's on-time arrival rate was a dismal 63 percent. From Sept. 16 to Sept. 30, only 52 percent of its flights arrived on time. During that time, the airline cancelled 907 flights and experienced 12,531 delays. In contrast, Southwest, Delta, United and US Airways combined for only 435 cancellations during the same period, and averaged a collective on-time performance rating of 87 percent.
September's On-time performance ranking of Major North American Airlines
Alaska Airlines - 89.13%
Delta Air Lines - 88.78%
US Airways - 87.15%
Southwest Airlines - 86.27%
United Airlines - 80.87%
Air Canada - 68.59%
American Airlines - 59.08%