The air travel scene this summer is a mess, with flight disruptions likely to continue. You have to face longer wait times and longer queue at airports in order to make your departure time.

While seemingly everyone is eager to get away this season after avoiding air travel like the plague for the past two-plus years, flying anywhere right now meansaccepting the heightened risk that your flight gets delayed or canceled

According to a CNN analysis of data pulled from flight tracking site FlightAware, U.S. airlines have canceled over 100,000 flights this year, 30,000 of which have happened since Memorial Day weekend.

There has been an increase in passenger traffic approaching pre-pandemic levels. Airlines and airports were unprepared for the influx of Americans returning to the skies sooner than they anticipated.

Air carriers say that the federal government is to blame for the understaffing of air traffic control facilities and airports. Extreme weather incidents occur across the country from winter to spring and into the summer.

At the end of the day, passengers are the ones who are left with the bag. The question is, which airports are the best to avoid?

Young woman at airport checking flight departures
Young woman at airport checking flight departures. (Photo via martin-dm / Getty Images / E+)

Worst U.S. Airports for Flight Cancellations:

According to CNN, three New York-area airports were among the nation's top 10 worst for flight cancellation this summer. JFK was ninth in terms of the number of canceled flights.

The top 10 for canceled flights.

RankAirportFlights Impacted
1Newark Liberty International Airport7.9%
2LaGuardia Airport7.4%
3Reagan National Airport (Arlington)5.4%
4Raleigh-Durham International Airport4.3%
5Cleveland Hopkins International Airport3.7%
6Pittsburgh International Airport3.7%
7Philadelphia International Airport3.6%
8Boston Logan International Airport3.6%
9John F. Kennedy International Airport3.5%
10Charlotte Douglas International Airport3.4%
Frustrated traveler at the airport
A frustrated traveler at the airport. (photo via anyaberkut/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Worst U.S. Airports for Flight Delays:

Midway Airport in Chicago has reported the most flight delays this summer. Two of New York's major airports made the list. Baltimore, Denver, Charlotte, and Las Vegas all have flight delays that are serious.

There is a list of the top 10 delayed flights.

RankAirportFlights Impacted
1Chicago Midway International Airport36%
2Orlando International Airport33%
3John F. Kennedy International Airport31.1%
4Newark Liberty International Airport30%
5Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport30%
6Miami International Airport28.3%
7Charlotte Douglas International Airport27.8%
8Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport27.2%
9Denver International Airport27.2%
10Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas)26.7%

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