Flight Cancelations Have Hit at an All-time Low
The carriers also reported an on-time arrival rate of 85.5 percent for the month, down from September 2015 but up from August 2016.
The biggest reasons for flight delays were “aviation system delays,” late-arriving aircraft, maintenance and crew problems, followed by extreme weather and security concerns.
Also great news for passengers: U.S. carriers reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and none of more than four hours on international flights, according to the report.
In the same statement, the Department of Transportation announced it would release more information on reports of discrimination.