American Eagle Airlines renames itself Envoy Air
No. 16 American Eagle On-Time Performance: 70.79% In 2012, American Eagle (American Airlines’ regional affiliate, which just changed its name to Envoy Air) clawed into the top 10 with its 81.61 percent on-time rate, after a disappointing showing in 2011 that saw just 76.35 percent of its flights arriving on time. But this past year the airline reversed course again and hit the bottom of the heap.Ashok Saxena—Demotix/Corbis
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The 16 Best and Worst Airlines for Delays

May 14, 2014

Certain airlines are consistently good at getting you there on time; some yo-yo from year to year; and others—let’s just say there’s always room for improvement. To rank the carriers with the best and worst on-time arrival records, Travel + Leisure surveyed the results provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics for the 12-month period ending January 2014 (the most recent numbers available).

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Altogether, the 16 airlines that report to the BTS combined for a 77.34 percent on-time average, slipping from 81.85 percent in 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation defines “on time” as any flight that arrives within 15 minutes of schedule.

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