I cannot think of a short name for this topic that describes the question I have, so I'll just post a question and I'm sorry for the inaccurate topics name!
My question is:
Let's say there are 20 free slots at an airport between 06-07 AM. Is it more likely to have delays if I plan 20 flights starting all at exactly 06 AM (thus taking all the available slots in this hour) than it is when I distribute the 20 flights along the hour? (say 4 flights every 10 minutes)
Also: Is it more likely to have more delay when I file a flight at 0630 AM (with 20 slots available at the airport) than when I file the flight at 0710 AM (with 30 free slots between 07-08 AM)?
Or are number of free slots and delays caused by the airports capacity completely unrelated?
Another question about weather delay: Is there any way to decrease the impact of weather on my routes? Or does weather 'just happen' and I cannot do anything about it?