Here we are on the weekend after a big holiday in the U.S., one of the worst days to fly.
So where are you most likely to be delayed? Budget Travel magazine had a rundown on holiday flying in their last issue and here’s where frustrated travelers are most likely to be camped out at the gate:
Worst: Hubs with the lowest percentage of on-time departures
57% Newark Liberty
59% Chicago O’Hare
62% San Francisco
I’m surprised that Seattle and Portland are so bad, but maybe it’s all that crappy weather. On the other hand, here are the airports getting people in the air on schedule:
Hubs with the highest percentage of on-time departures
75% Houston Intercontinental
72% D.C. Reagan National
Charlotte and Phoenix are USAir hubs though, so delays are not the whole story. See the stats below on which airlines were most likely to bump you off a flight in the first quarter of this year.
Airlines with the highest number of bumped passenger:
United (up 72%)
Alaska (Up 268%!)
Southwest (up 51%)
The best airline by far if you want to make sure your reservation is honored is JetBlue, at 0.01 passenger bumped per every 10,000.