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America's Best and Worst Airports for Delays

America's Best and Worst Airports for Delays: Portland International Airport (PDX)

Courtesy of Port of Portland

Best: No. 2 Portland International Airport (PDX)

Flights Delayed: 12.5%

For a city that prides itself on being mellow, this Oregon airport surprisingly cracks the whip—in a good way. For six years, PDX has held the No. 2 position, and it’s hard to complain when its on-time departure rate never dips below 79 percent. During the first hour of the day, PDX has one of the highest on-time percentages of all the major airports—a near-spotless 96 percent.

Best Time Window: Before 10 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 2–3 p.m.


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