Planning On Flying Soon? Here Are The Best And Worst Airports, Airlines And Days For Christmas Travel

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Best Worst Airports Airlines Days Christmas Travel


If you plan on flying for the holidays, first off, I am very, very sorry (especially if you are visiting in-laws). You should be exempt from having to purchase any gifts and everyone you know should be giving you an extra present. Second, if you are flying for Christmas then you should probably check out these lists of the best and worst airports, airlines and days for Christmas travel.

By compiling data from the last five years, the fine folks over at Elite Fixtures have been able to create this little guide to help make your holiday travels as painless as possible.

Based on percentage of delays, cancellations, and the average delay time, the worst airport to travel through this time of year is… William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. With an average of 42% of their flights being delayed, 1.3% cancelled completely, and an average delay of 46 minutes, this is definitely somewhere to avoid this holiday season.

Oakland International Airport came in as the second worst (42% of flights delayed, but only 0.6% actually canceled), followed by Chicago Midway International Airport (40% of flights delayed, 2.7% cancelled), Denver International Airport (39% of flights delayed, 2.1% cancelled, 57 minute average delay) and Dallas Love Field Airport (37% of their flights being delayed, 16% cancelled).

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the best airport for Christmas travel is Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu with an average of just 12% of flights being delayed. However, since, I assume, no one in their right mind would actually be leaving Hawaii to go somewhere way less cool for the holidays here are the rest of the top 5 best airlines for Christmas travel: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (20% delayed), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (20% delayed), Pittsburgh International Airport (21% delayed) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (21% delayed).


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