Alaska Airlines on-time champs

Alaska Airlines may soon be able to remove the ‘E’ from ETA.

An online on-time watchdog has ranked Alaska’s airline as among the world’s most prompt. This is the second time in two years Alaska Airlines won the on-time performance service awards in the category for major North American airlines.

Alaska ran on time 87.79 percent of the time in 2011, according to the Flight Stats service awards website. This put Alaska among other category winners such as Scandinavian Airlines (88.22 percent) and Japan Airlines (86.33 percent).

Customers cant rack Alaska Airline’s on-time stats at bit.ly/ylyo5h.

The world-wide service award recognizes airlines and airports that “deliver the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time,” according to Flight Status web site. Flights from Anchorage to Seattle on Alaska arrive on time 74 percent of the time. Trips from Seattle to Santa Ana or Phoenix to Seattle offer an on-time arrival rate of 96 percent.

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