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Punctuality

Fogg, Phileas
completes world circuit at exact minute he wagered he would. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
Gilbreths
disciplined family brought up to abide by strict, punctual standards. [Am. Lit.: Cheaper by the Dozen]
Jones, Casey
legendary railroad engineer; crashes in attempt to arrive in “Frisco” on time. [Am. Folklore: Hart, 431]
Linkinwater, Tim
“punctual as the Counting House Dial.” [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Old Faithful
well-known geyser in Yellowstone Park; erupts every 64.5 minutes. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 3023]
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Richard Hill, Chief Operations Officer, Etihad Airways, said: "We are pleased to have recorded these strong on-time performance figures for 2017, which illustrate that Etihad Airways is an airline that -- following safety -- prioritises punctuality for its guests.
Key results from the OAG Punctuality League 2018, include:
Flybe was also rated the best UK airline for punctuality and sixth in the world in the global airlines punctuality league table by OAG in Jan 2017.
Although train firms operate on very different networks, it suggests Great Western was the eighth-worst for punctuality out of the UK's 22 operators and Arriva Trains Wales ninth.
Lynne Milligan, customer services director for Arriva Trains Wales said: "We have been delighted to be amongst the top two train operators in the UK for right time punctuality for most of 2017.
There are also plans to note punctuality at every station on a train's journey, instead of the current set-up which only sees the time recorded at the final stop.
Especially impressive remained the performance of Lahore-London sector on which 13 flights were operated during this period achieving record punctuality of 100%.
The "right time" standard is tougher than the usual measure of punctuality used by the rail industry, which is based on whether a train arrives within 10 minutes of its scheduled time for long distance services and five minutes for commuter services.
Bristol Airport leads the world's best when it comes to flight punctuality according to OAG's Punctuality League, with an on-time performance rating of 94.
Data on airline punctuality covA[degrees]ered the period from April 1 to May 31 and was supplied by Flightstats.
NETWORK Rail has launched a fiveyear, PS38bn investment plan which includes meeting a tough punctuality target after it failed to reach the target set for 2009 to 2014.
Statistics released by FlightStats Data, an independent provider of flight information services, showed that Gulf Air registered an average on-time punctuality of 92 per cent for arrival and departure of its flights within 15 minutes of schedule last year.