Fly Time

If you’re flying out of CLT, more than half the time you’re jetting out on US Airways. But is bigger always better? Here’s a breakdown of on-time percentage and fees for the airport’s four largest carriers

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US Airways

*Number of passengers: 17,442,000

**On-time percentage:
Arrivals:
82%
Departures: 81%

***Pet fee: $100

Curbside check-in: $2
First checked bag fee: $15
Second checked bag fee: $25

Beverage/snack packet: $2/$5
Meal: $7 

Delta

Number of passengers: 708,000

On-time percentage:
Arrivals:
77%
Departures: 88%

Pet fee: $150-$275

Curbside check-in: $3
First checked bag fee: free
Second checked bag fee: $50

Beverage/snack packet: free
Meal: $4-$10 

AirTran

Number of passengers: 566,000

On-time percentage:
Arrivals: 71%
Departures: 78%

Pet fee: $69

Curbside check-in: free
First checked bag fee: free
Second checked bag fee: $25

Beverage/snack packet: free
Meal: none served

Northwest

Number of passengers: 504,000

On-time percentage:
Arrivals: 67%
Departures: 83%

Pet fee: $80-$359

Curbside check-in: $2
First checked bag fee: $15
Second checked bag fee: $25

Beverage/snack packet: free/$3-$5
Meal: $7-$10

 
*
Passenger and share figures are from July 2007-June 2008. Note: Mesa Air, which is not listed here, is a joint venture between US Airways, Delta, and United and has a 10% share at CLT.

** On-time percentage totals from January-August 2008 Source: U.S Department of Transportation

*** Fees as of 9/15/08 according to FareCompare.com

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