A perfect score for Southwest Airlines — perfectly awful!

I’m a big fan of Southwest Airlines, but the latest Transportation Department report card isn’t.

I’m beginning to wonder if flying into LaGuardia was such a good idea …

Most Frequently Delayed Flights

1. Southwest Airlines flight 1142 from Baltimore to New York LaGuardia – late 100.0 percent of the time
2. Southwest Airlines flight 1229 from New York LaGuardia to Chicago Midway – late 93.75 percent of the time
3. Southwest Airlines flight 1138 from Denver to Kansas City, MO – late 93.75 percent of the time
4. Southwest Airlines flight 1599 from Baltimore to New York LaGuardia – late 87.50 percent of the time
5. Southwest Airlines flight 1925 from Baltimore to Hartford, CT – late 87.50 percent of the time
6. Southwest Airlines flight 2585 from Houston Hobby to Albuquerque, NM – late 87.50 percent of the time
7. Southwest Airlines flight 3922 from Houston Hobby to Austin, TX – late 87.50 percent of the time

OK, so three of the top seven flights can be blamed on New York’s insane air traffic problems. But what about the others?

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Christopher Elliott

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