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America's Best Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc. / Alamy

#7 (tie) Phoenix (PHX)

Flights delayed: 20%*

Phoenix is a newcomer to our list—go Arizona!

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Shane Guy

#7 (tie) Tampa (TPA)

Flights delayed: 20%*

Tampa’s delays didn’t change at all—for better or worse—from 2007.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Chris Gent

#7 (tie) Seattle (SEA)

Flights delayed: 20%*

Seattle is another newbie for 2008—guess the weather isn’t all that bad.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Aerial Archives / Alamy

#3 (tie) Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)

Flights delayed: 19%*

Four cities locked horns at 19%, but the Twin Cities had the biggest jump from 2007, improving on delays by 4%.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Courtesy of Washington Reagan Airport

#3 (tie) Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flights delayed: 19%*

Its cousin, Dulles, may have had 27% of its flights delayed, but that didn’t hold true for DCA, which is a newcomer to the list, despite having one of the World’s Scariest Runways.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Aerial Archives / Alamy

#3 (tie) Oakland (OAK)

Flights delayed: 19%*

Oakland broke into the top 10 in 2007 and this year improved on their delays by 2%.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Corbis Premium RF / Alamy

#3 (tie) San Diego (SAN)

Flights delayed: 19%*

Delays at San Diego may have increased by 2% this year, but the airport still hangs on to its top 3 ranking.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Courtesy of PDX

#2 Portland Oregon (PDX)

Flights delayed: 16%*

Portland snagged the #1 spot last year with the same low percentage of delays, but this year one airport proved better.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

<center>America's Best and Worst Airports 2008</center>

Michael Schoenfeld

#1 Salt Lake City (SLC)

Flights delayed: 14%*

Salt Lake came roaring back into the top spot this year, after losing the title in 2007. The airport recaptured whatever magic it possessed in 2006, when its delays were also at just 14%.

*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

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