I knew it
I finally paid enough attention this time to catch the airline in the act. My flight from Rochester to Atlanta was scheduled to leave at 9:54 and land at 11:58, a total flight time of two hours and four minutes. Once on the plane the pilot came on, gave the obligatory welcome aboard, and then informed us of the “one hour and 42 minute flight time” to Atlanta. No wonder flights are now consistantly on time and many times “early”. Lying on the schedule allows you to pull off the trick of no longer being constantly late.