Airlines set on-time records in November

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DALLAS (AP) — The government says the nation’s airlines set records for arriving on time in November.

The Transportation Department said Thursday that 88.6 percent of November flights arrived on time, beating the record of 88 percent set in September 2002.

Hawaiian Airlines had the best record, followed by United and Southwest.

The airlines were helped by lower traffic which made terminals and runways less crowded than they were a year or two ago.

The government says airlines also did a better job handling baggage, with fewer bags going missing or damaged.