In other air travel news, flight delays and cancellations continue to drop… if we are to follow existing calculation methods. Recognizing this, the USDOT proposes a new method of calculating delays and cancellations, namely by incorporating smaller airlines into the mix. Currently, the USDOT depends on counts from the 16 largest airlines, which operate 76% of domestic flights. Also, thanks to changes in traveler preferences and increased costs, hotels are eliminating mini-bars at a fast pace and replacing them with full-fledged food options in the hotel lobby. Meanwhile, Spirit Airlines raised its baggage fees this year. The airline is just one of two that also charge for carry-on bags.