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To help empower travelers to create more informed decisions in terms of holiday travel, travel experts reveal which airports in order to avoid.
• Experts predict New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) will undoubtedly be most stressful for travelers this yuletide. LGA reports the best percentage of canceled flights (4.9%) up to now this season.
• Flights scheduled for departure between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm tend to be more vunerable to cancellations and delays.
• In case a flight is canceled, most airlines shall rebook travelers on another available flight at no additional charge. However, airlines aren’t necessary to reimburse travelers for losses incurred as a complete consequence of a canceled flight.
This may be the list of probably the most stressful airports this yuletide, predicated on flight cancellation rates:
1. LGA NY, NY: LaGuardia (Worst)
2. ORF Norfolk, VA: Norfolk International
3. CHS Charleston, SC: Charleston AFB/International
4. ROC Rochester, NY: Greater Rochester International
5. PHL Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia International
6. EWR Newark, NJ: Newark Liberty International
7. PVD Providence, RI: Theodore Francis Green State
8. DCA Washington, DC: Ronald Reagan Washington National
9. BUF Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Niagara International
10. JFK NY, NY: John F. Kennedy International
11. BOS Boston, MA: Logan International
12. BDL Hartford, CT: Bradley International
13. RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC: Raleigh-Durham International
14. RIC Richmond, VA: Richmond International
15. CLT Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Douglas International
16. MDW Chicago, IL: Chicago Midway International
17. BWI Baltimore, MD: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall
18. GRR Grand Rapids, MI: Gerald R. Ford International
19. ORD Chicago, IL: Chicago O’Hare International
20. CLE Cleveland, OH: Cleveland-Hopkins International
21. CMH Columbus, OH: John Glenn Columbus International
22. PIT Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh International
23. SDF Louisville, KY: Louisville International-Standiford Field
24. CVG Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
25. JAX Jacksonville, FL: Jacksonville International
26. PBI West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL: Palm Beach International
27. BHM Birmingham, AL: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International
28. MKE Milwaukee, WI: General Mitchell International
29. IAD Washington, DC: Washington Dulles International
30. IND Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis International
31. MEM Memphis, TN: Memphis International
32. DFW Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: Dallas/Fort Worth International
33. BNA Nashville, TN: Nashville International
34. BUR Burbank, CA: Bob Hope
35. STL St. Louis, MO: St Louis Lambert International
36. HOU Houston, TX: William P Hobby
37. OMA Omaha, NE: Eppley Airfield
38. RSW Fort Myers, FL: Southwest Florida International
39. DAL Dallas, TX: Dallas Love Field
40. MCI Kansas City, MO: Kansas City International
41. SFO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA International
42. MSY New Orleans, LA: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
43. OKC Oklahoma City, OK: Will Rogers World
44. TPA Tampa, FL: Tampa International
45. MCO Orlando, FL: Orlando International
46. OAK Oakland, CA: Metropolitan Oakland International
47. MIA Miami, FL: Miami International
48. MSP Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis-St Paul International
49. FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
50. DTW Detroit, MI: Detroit Metro Wayne County
51. AUS Austin, TX: Austin – Bergstrom International
52. ANC Anchorage, AK: Ted Stevens Anchorage International
53. IAH Houston, TX: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston
54. SAT San Antonio, TX: San Antonio International
55. SJU San Juan, PR: Luis Munoz Marin International
56. SAN NORTH PARK, CA: NORTH PARK International
57. LAX LA, CA: LA International
58. ABQ Albuquerque, NM: Albuquerque International Sunport
59. DEN Denver, CO: Denver International
60. TUS Tucson, AZ: Tucson International
61. SJC San Jose, CA: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International
62. PHX Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix Sky Harbor International
63. LAS NEVADA, NV: McCarran International
64. HNL Honolulu, HI: Daniel K Inouye International
65. ATL Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
66. ONT Ontario, CA: Ontario International
67. GEG Spokane, WA: Spokane International
68. SNA Santa Ana, CA: John Wayne Airport-Orange County
69. RNO Reno, NV: Reno/Tahoe International
70. SMF Sacramento, CA: Sacramento International
71. PDX Portland, OR: Portland International
72. OGG Kahului, HI: Kahului Airport
73. SEA Seattle, WA: Seattle/Tacoma International
74. BOI Boise, ID: Boise Air Terminal
75. SLC Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake City International
This table contains data for nonstop domestic flights by major airline carriers collected in 2018 so far by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Flight Cancellation Policies
Flight cancellation policies vary by circumstance and airline. Whenever a flight is cancelled by an airline, most will attempt to rebook passengers on another available flight.
Airlines may also be not necessary to reimburse travelers for losses incurred as a complete consequence of a canceled flight, such as for example prepaid, non-refundable:
• Hotel room
• All-inclusive resort
&bull or vacation; A cruise
• A safari
&bull or tour; Concert or entertainment tickets
Dealing With Flight Delays
Each airline has its flight delay policy for passengers waiting at the airport; you can find no federal requirements. Travelers worried about delays should become aware of the next:
• Generally, early departures are less inclined to be delayed.
• Book a non-stop flight (no stops).
• When booking, ask the airline concerning the on-time performance percentage for a person flight.
• Nearer to departure, check real-time airport data. This can provide timely info on weather air or concerns traffic delays.
• Be familiar with “creeping delays.” That is when an airline continues to rebel a departure time it could sometimes be extended all night or result in a cancellation.
• In case a flight is delayed, make an effort to learn the nice reason why to raised gauge if the flight is in danger to be canceled. Known reasons for delays can include maintenance, fueling, crew issues, weather, previous flight with exactly the same aircraft arrived late, evoking the present flight to late depart, or security issues.
• Some flights will be delayed on the tarmac before or after take-off. In most cases, DOT prohibits flights to stay on the tarmac for a lot more than three hours.
Rankings were in line with the flight cancellation rate per airport. Airports on the list reported 13, 000 or even more scheduled flights for 2018 far thus. Researchers noted other factors also, like hurricanes, in the entire year led some airports to report a higher amount of canceled flights earlier.