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Airline markets a new study proves what you have suspected all along.
Delays at airports are only getting worse Jeff Flock is at O'Hare international airport one of the worst offenders and the nation that.
Well it's true although you know the headline is that from the Brookings report that if you look.
Compared to 1990.
Air flight delays obviously much -- twice as bad as they were back then but more recently things are not so bad.
Take a look at the departure boards today.
It's very hard to find a flight it's not running on time most all -- flights running on time today this is not account we've -- weather today.
It's a good -- flight delays down largely because of the recession.
But the Brookings report warns.
The trouble is on the horizon Karen pride in charge of trouble at O'Hare sometimes you're always around when it's snowing and that sort of thing.
Your take on the Brookings report.
Obviously -- have been better lately because of the recession fewer flights up there -- more on time.
Well that's true we have noticed that there are fewer delays because there are fewer flight operations right now however our mayor Richard Daley is.
Visionary and he he puts this kind of problem we've been working on the O'Hare modernization program to create.
More runways to -- to modernize the airports that that there are fewer delays and that's exactly what's happening.
I was gonna say you put a new runway on it may -- -- takes a look at the airport.
You build -- internally united traveled recently do this terminal here American has recently been updated.
But runways are the key what was the new round.
Way of its first instance what 72 that's correct we commissioned a new runway last November 20 and that was for instance 72.
Delays went down immediately and as we continue with the project which is can.
Which will be completed in 2014.
We may be down to like six minutes -- delays so.
We're working on that.
Vision but you know it's part of what the Brookings folks are asking for if you look at the solutions at the Brookings -- report.
-- asking that with new technology there be closer flight spacing which would help on delays.
-- to -- report that suggested privatization of the airports which is another distinct take.
Also charging the airlines have variable amounts for different slots those popular slots right around rush hour.
And those times to charge the airlines more for that so that they are better.
At at you know what deciding what to do about that and lastly more money for the big airports which is where the flight delays are right.
That that's correct and that's why you know when flights come in late from the East Coast they get here and it kinda -- so what we do in the the only.
Not updating the intersecting runways and creating parallel runways -- that will be able to do right now we can -- a triple simultaneous approach so we're getting more flights in.
More often in we did the delays are being reduced.
And pride city department of aviation Chicago always appreciate your time Karen we we -- to -- -- sometimes because -- generally means there's snow at Chicago and disasters.
And the police disaster terms -- -- stranded -- Yeah it's you know just single track season -- I mean that you know -- it -- -- -- for the bookings are are.
Down across the board for all the major name so.
Exactly and a lot people you know with their -- with gas prices low a lot of people may opt instead of replying to go ahead and drive a lot of people would rather drive at the cost of.
And you actually get leg room in your car depending on what you drive and which you drive a truck -- lots faced -- plot Chicago Jeff thank you very much.
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