Flight Time Discrepancies



FLIGHT TIME DISCREPANCIES

Over the years, our invoice audits have revealed discrepancies in flight times which can cost you thousands of dollars.   Although there are valid reasons which might create a variance in flight time, you should be aware that inconsistencies can occur and review your invoices for potential errors.

One invoice audit we conducted showed that over a two-year period there were thirty-six discrepancies, an average of three-tenths of an hour per trip.  This was a loss of over 3 hours, which would have cost the customer $16,500.   Not all discrepancies were mistakes; some were justified by adverse wind conditions, weather, or traffic.   We only focus on the ones that have no such explanation: errors.

We compare your flight time to our system, which utilizes average winds over a thirty year period.   Variations will occur, so the best way to insure that the fluctuations in your invoices are normal and not due to errors is to:

  • Utilize an invoice auditing service which uses computerized flight computers to estimate flight time … you would be surprised at how accurate these systems are.
  • Manually keep track of your take off and landing times.
  • Check previous trips you have taken for the same departure and destination and compare flight times.

This may seem like a nuisance, but if you can save yourself $16,500 in a two year period, you should agree that it is a handsome reward for your invested time.