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. 8 (tie) Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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Flights Delayed: 22.3%

If your flight from this outlying D.C. airport is delayed, chances are good you won’t just be late: you’ll be really late. Dulles has posted delays as much as 28 percent longer than the national average. In September 2013, for instance, typical setbacks lasted about 70 minutes.

Best Time Window: Before 11 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 6–7 p.m.; 8–9 p.m.

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

Worst: No. 8 (tie) Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Flights Delayed: 22.3%

If your flight from this outlying D.C. airport is delayed, chances are good you won’t just be late: you’ll be really late. Dulles has posted delays as much as 28 percent longer than the national average. In September 2013, for instance, typical setbacks lasted about 70 minutes.

Best Time Window: Before 11 a.m.

Worst Time Window: 6–7 p.m.; 8–9 p.m.

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