A study by the Federal Aviation Administration, which looked at the costs for flight delays in 2007, found that the cost for airlines was $8.3 billion. The bulk of that cost was for crew, fuel and maintenance. However the overall cost for delays was determined to be $33 billion, with half of that cost being borne by passengers in lost time and being forced to make other arrangements.

This content is restricted to site members.

If you are an existing user, please login below.
New users may register below.

Existing Users Log In