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America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

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. 7 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

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Flights Delayed: 23.5%

Mornings at this South Florida airport are as promising as a sunrise over the Atlantic, but by afternoon the departure board looks more like a perfect storm. Nearly a third of embarking flights fall behind schedule by 3 p.m., and that figure climbs above 40 percent by nightfall.

Best Time Window: Before 11 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 8–10 p.m.

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

Worst: No. 7 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Flights Delayed: 23.5%

Mornings at this South Florida airport are as promising as a sunrise over the Atlantic, but by afternoon the departure board looks more like a perfect storm. Nearly a third of embarking flights fall behind schedule by 3 p.m., and that figure climbs above 40 percent by nightfall.

Best Time Window: Before 11 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 8–10 p.m.

Jeff Greenberg / Alamy
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