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?
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.
|1||Newark Liberty International Airport||7.9%|
|3||Reagan National Airport (Arlington)||5.4%|
|4||Raleigh-Durham International Airport||4.3%|
|5||Cleveland Hopkins International Airport||3.7%|
|6||Pittsburgh International Airport||3.7%|
|7||Philadelphia International Airport||3.6%|
|8||Boston Logan International Airport||3.6%|
|9||John F. Kennedy International Airport||3.5%|
|10||Charlotte Douglas International Airport||3.4%|
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.
|1||Chicago Midway International Airport||36%|
|2||Orlando International Airport||33%|
|3||John F. Kennedy International Airport||31.1%|
|4||Newark Liberty International Airport||30%|
|5||Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport||30%|
|6||Miami International Airport||28.3%|
|7||Charlotte Douglas International Airport||27.8%|
|8||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport||27.2%|
|9||Denver International Airport||27.2%|
|10||Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas)||26.7%|
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