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Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year, March 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its June 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of April 2017.  In April, DOT received 1,909 complaints about airline service from consumers, up 70.0 percent from the total of 1,123 filed in April 2016 and up 68.6 percent from the 1,132 received in March 2017.

The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in April 2017, up from the 0.9 percent cancellation rate posted in April 2016, but down from the 1.8 percent rate in March 2017.

Updated: Thursday, June 15, 2017

May 2016 Complaints, Cancellations Down and On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year

 

WASHINGTON – In May, the U.S. Department of Transportation received 1,134 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 24.0 percent from the total of 1,492 filed in May 2015, but slightly up 1.07 percent from the 1,122 received in April 2016, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2016

April 2016 Complaints Down and On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, March 2016

 

WASHINGTON – In April, the U.S. Department of Transportation received 1,122 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 20.9 percent from the total of 1,419 filed in April 2015 and down 21.5 percent from the 1,429 received in March 2016, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 84.5 percent in April 2016, up from both the 81.8 percent on-time rate in April 2015 and the 81.5 percent mark in March 2016.

Updated: Monday, June 13, 2016
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