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PHL, US Airways on-time performance excellent in May

It may not really be "always sunny in Philadelphia" but there was plenty of good weather in May, as evidenced by one of the best months in years for airline on-time performance at PHL. Both arrivals and departures were above 80 percent, putting the airport in the middle of the pack of 31 big airports, according to the monthly government report, issued today.

PHL, US Airways on-time performance excellent in May

It may not really be "always sunny in Philadelphia" but there was plenty of good weather in May, as evidenced by one of the best months in years for airline on-time performance at PHL. Both arrivals and departures were above 80 percent, putting the airport in the middle of the pack of 31 big airports, according to the monthly government report, issued today.

US Airways had something to brag about, too. It finished first in on-time performance, fewest complaints and mishandled bags among the five major network airlines. That's the first time that has happened since it merged with America West almost five years ago.

For those who want to check out all the on-time numbers for airport and airline performance, click here. For detail on individual carriers, lost bags, complaints, bumping and long tarmac delays, go here. 

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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