Since I work for a consulting company, I travel for a living. As a
result, I’ve taken quite an interest in flight statistics. For example,
how often is my flight on time? What kind of delays can I expect? Has it
gotten worse over time?
To answer these questions, I wrote a quick rails app using the publicly
available data at the Bureau of Transportation
This app graphs the delay from each flight on a bar graph over time. I
only loaded United flights to save space since the data can get quite
Check out the app here: Flight Delay
Information. Just enter your flight number, the
airport codes, and the day of the week. It is not the prettiest site,
but I find the results really interesting.
Here is an example graph of a Thursday night flight from Newark to
I hope to expand this app at some point with more graphs and
information. If you’d like to help, please let me know.