Flights data

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Description

On-time data for all flights that departed NYC (i.e. JFK, LGA or EWR) in 2013.

Usage

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Format

Data frame with columns

year,month,day

Date of departure

dep_time,arr_time

Actual departure and arrival times, local tz.

sched_dep_time,sched_arr_time

Scheduled departure and arrival times, local tz.

dep_delay,arr_delay

Departure and arrival delays, in minutes. Negative times represent early departures/arrivals.

hour,minute

Time of scheduled departure broken into hour and minutes.

carrier

Two letter carrier abbreviation. See airlines to get name

tailnum

Plane tail number

flight

Flight number

origin,dest

Origin and destination. See airports for additional metadata.

air_time

Amount of time spent in the air

distance

Distance flown

time_hour

Scheduled date and hour of the flight as a POSIXct date. Along with origin, can be used to join flights data to weather data.

Source

RITA, Bureau of transportation statistics, http://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_SelectFields.asp?Table_ID=236

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