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America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

America's Best and Worst Airports for Delays: Denver International Airport (DEN)

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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.


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