In 13 years of International travelling, I can honestly say our aircraft has always arrived on time or within a half hour of the schedule time and have never lost any luggage. We have flown many miles and used lots of different aircraft in that time.
We always arrive a few days early before either embarking a ship, doing a tour, or just doing our own thing.
Coming from the other side of the world, one learns not to leave everything to the last minute.
Until we sail on the Tahitan Princess - Tahiti to Hawaii
Until we sail on the Nautica - HongKong to Athens