Are you traveling for holidays? This study demonstrates the potential for delays or cancellations

Are you traveling for holidays?  This study demonstrates the potential for delays or cancellations

Thanksgiving is approaching, and Christmas is right behind it, which means that in the coming weeks, a lot of people will be traveling.

If you’re planning to leave home for the holidays, you probably already have a plan in place.

If you’re traveling by plane, we’re guessing you already know what your plan is. But a recent study may give you a better idea of ​​how smoothly this plan really is being implemented.

You’ve likely heard in recent months about major cancellations and delays with different airlines, but if you’re crossing your fingers, it didn’t happen to you, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently released a study showing airlines most likely to experience delays, based on data from July 2019 to July 2021.

BTS considers the flight to be delayed when it arrives 15 minutes or more after the scheduled time.

Here’s the thing: there are some airports where you’re more likely to be late than others.

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A family vacation guide has broken down the data from BTS.

These airports are those that bone Frequently encountering delays in arriving:

Rank airport % At the exact time % delay or cancel
1. Newark Liberty International 75.71% 24.29%
2. LaGuardia 77.48% 22.52%
3. Dallas/Fort Worth International 79.23% 20.77%
4. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International 79.78% 20.22%
5. Palm Beach International 80.34% 19.66%
6. Boston Logan International and
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
80.61% 19.39%
7. Orlando International 80.78% 19.22%
8. San Antonio International 80.97% 19.03%
9. John F. Kennedy International and
San Francisco International
81.21% 18.79%

The following airports are those that the least Frequently encountering delays in arriving:

Rank airport % At the exact time % delay or cancel
50. Daniel K Inoue International 88.31% 11.69%
49. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International JA 87.32% 12.68%
48. Minneapolis St Paul Intl 87.27% 12.73%
47. Salt Lake City International 87.22% 12.78%
46. Detroit Metro Wayne County 86.90% 13.10%
45. Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl 85.70% 14.30%
44. Portland International 85.23% 14.77%
43. John Wayne Airport – Orange County 85.12% 14.88%
42. Sacramento International 84.95% 15.05%
41. Metropolitan Auckland International 84.90% 15.10%

Just as the study focused on the reliability of airports, it also focused on the reliability of airlines.

According to the study by BTS, Allegiant Air topped the charts with the highest percentage of delayed flights during the study, with a total of 27% of flights delayed.

below are bone Frequently delayed or canceled flights.

Rank Airline % At the exact time % late or canceled
1. Elegant Air 72.69% 27.31%
2. JetBlue Airways 76.80% 23.20%
3. Frontier Airlines 78.76% 21.24%
4. Envoy Air 80.48% 19.52%
5. United Airlines 81.40% 18.60%
6. American Airlines 81.45% 18.55%
7. Spirit Airlines 82.04% 17.96%
8. Southwest Airlines 83.03% 16.97%
9. Alaska Airlines 83.18% 16.82%
10. Skywest Airlines 84.01% 15.99%

Most people will likely have already booked their flights, if they are traveling. In this case, it never hurts to be prepared. But for those who still need to buy their flights, this is probably a good reference when booking.

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Click or tap here to visit the Transportation Office website and access the data in the study.

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