America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays
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Worst: No. 3 Denver International Airport (DEN)
Flights Delayed: 27.9%
A 4.6 percent surge in delays moved DIA from fifth place on last year’s naughty list to third this year. Leave by lunchtime to avoid a Rocky Mountain meltdown: starting at 2 p.m., nearly a third of flights depart later than planned, a figure that only gets worse as the day wears on.
Best Time Window: Before 9 a.m.
Worst Time Window: 8–10 p.m.