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. 6 Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

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Flights Delayed: 23.9%

Ranked No. 1 for the most delayed departures in 2012 and No. 3 a year ago, Newark continued a gradual improvement, tallying 1.8 percent fewer late flights this year than last. Yet delays still hover at or above 30 percent for nine hours each day, starting around 3 p.m. and reaching a peak in the evening.

Best Time Window: Before noon.

Worst Time Window: 7–8 p.m.

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

Worst: No. 6 Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Flights Delayed: 23.9%

Ranked No. 1 for the most delayed departures in 2012 and No. 3 a year ago, Newark continued a gradual improvement, tallying 1.8 percent fewer late flights this year than last. Yet delays still hover at or above 30 percent for nine hours each day, starting around 3 p.m. and reaching a peak in the evening.

Best Time Window: Before noon.

Worst Time Window: 7–8 p.m.

Courtesy of The Port Authority of NY & NJ
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