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America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

America's Best and Worst Airports for Delays: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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Worst: No. 8 (tie) Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Flights Delayed: 22.3%

If your flight from this outlying D.C. airport is delayed, chances are good you won’t just be late: you’ll be really late. Dulles has posted delays as much as 28 percent longer than the national average. In September 2013, for instance, typical setbacks lasted about 70 minutes.

Best Time Window: Before 11 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 6–7 p.m.; 8–9 p.m.

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