Best and Worst Airports To Travel Through For Summer

May 30, 2017

Even after a year of bad press of overbooking, computer network crashes and massive delays, the airlines are expecting over 234 million of us to fly from June 1st through August 31st, that's up from last year's record.  With all that traffic, you can expect some delays and while we can't control the weather, you can control your route's connecting airports.  A Web site that tracks the best deals for airline credit card miles, says Newark's Liberty International airport is the worst for on-time summer arrivals with only a 66.5% of flights arriving on time, followed by New York's LaGuardia Airport with 66.9% on time and JFK, also in New York doing slightly better with a 69.2% on-time record.  San Francisco International and Boston's Logan International round out the top 5 worst on-time performers, with Miami International holding on to the 8th spot. Mile Cards dot com analyzed on-time arrival data from the DOT over the last ten years. As for the best on-time arrivals, Honolulu International Airport is the best with and 86.5% on-time arrival. While delays are bad enough when they are your final destination, delays when trying to connect can be disastrous.  So look to routes that fly into the most reliable hubs for the major airlines, such as Houston for United, Phoenix for American and Salt Lake City for Delta.   Also Minneapolis and Detroit are good connecting airports that generally have the fewest delays in the Midwest.


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