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. 4 O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

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Flights Delayed: 26.5%

Last year’s second-worst airport lost another half point off its on-time percentage, but O’Hare still managed to improve two spots in the rankings—thanks to declining performance at other locales. More than 80 percent of flights leave this United hub on time until mid-afternoon, though by late night less than half do.

Best Time Window: Before 10 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 11 p.m.–midnight.

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

Worst: No. 4 O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Flights Delayed: 26.5%

Last year’s second-worst airport lost another half point off its on-time percentage, but O’Hare still managed to improve two spots in the rankings—thanks to declining performance at other locales. More than 80 percent of flights leave this United hub on time until mid-afternoon, though by late night less than half do.

Best Time Window: Before 10 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 11 p.m.–midnight.

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