According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport ranks third in the country in on-time arrivals, coming in just behind Salt Lake City and Charlotte, and narrowly edging out Phoenix and Las Vegas. The Twin Cities airport also came in third for on-time departures, behind Salt Lake City and Portland.
Commenting on the report
, the Associated Press (AP) noted that travelers "still have to put up with packed planes, rising fees and unpredictable security lines," but nearly 84 percent of domestic flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled time during the first half of 2012. That's the best performance since the government started keeping track in 1988, AP noted.
Also in the report: U.S. airlines are doing a better job of handling bags. Lost, damaged or delayed bag claims are at a record low.