America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

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Flight delays are on the rise at airports across the nation. Learn where you’re most likely to get stuck at the gate—and how to boost your odds of taking off on time.

Worst: No. 1 Midway International Airport (MDW)

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Flights Delayed: 35.7%

If the percentage of flights leaving the Windy City’s original airport on time were a grade on a math test, it’d be a D. Midway has the unfortunate distinction of being the nation’s tardiest airport for the second consecutive year—and even worse, delays increased by 8.4 percentage points.

Best Time Window: Before noon.

Worst Time Window: 10–11 p.m.

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

Worst: No. 1 Midway International Airport (MDW)

Flights Delayed: 35.7%

If the percentage of flights leaving the Windy City’s original airport on time were a grade on a math test, it’d be a D. Midway has the unfortunate distinction of being the nation’s tardiest airport for the second consecutive year—and even worse, delays increased by 8.4 percentage points.

Best Time Window: Before noon.

Worst Time Window: 10–11 p.m.

CHARLES REX ARBOGAST/AP Images
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