Flyers have long assumed that flights sold by a major airline but operated by their regional partners would be less likely to show up on time.
They’re right, according to new information from the U.S. Department of Transportation, though passengers’ odds of finding themselves on a canceled flight remain relatively low even on regional carriers.
Last year, the Transportation Department began tracking airlines’ performance across all domestic flights sold using their brand, whether operated by the main carrier or a regional partner. A report released earlier this month provides the first full-year look.
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A United Airlines jet taxis at O'Hare International Airport.