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July 12, 2013

SC business notebook, July 12

Summer travelers should pack plenty of patience: More flights are running late this year than in 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation says that only 79.4 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in May, down from 83.4 percent in the same month last year. Hawaiian Airlines was most likely to arrive on-time, while American Eagle, the regional-flying affiliate of American Airlines, had the worst rate. Among the five largest U.S. airlines, Delta had the best on-time record, followed by US Airways, United, Southwest and American. Five planes were stuck on airport tarmacs for more than three hours, which is longer than allowed by federal regulations. Cancelations ticked up slightly from a year ago.

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