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. 10 San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

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Flights Delayed: 22.1%

Though ranked second-worst for delays just two years ago, this year the gateway to the Golden Gate scored only a few percentage points lower than the 10th-best airport. Unlike all other destinations on this year’s list, SFO’s delays peak around lunchtime and actually improve as the day goes on.

Best Time Window: Before 10 a.m.

Worst Time Window: Noon–3 p.m.

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

Worst: No. 10 San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Flights Delayed: 22.1%

Though ranked second-worst for delays just two years ago, this year the gateway to the Golden Gate scored only a few percentage points lower than the 10th-best airport. Unlike all other destinations on this year’s list, SFO’s delays peak around lunchtime and actually improve as the day goes on.

Best Time Window: Before 10 a.m.

Worst Time Window: Noon–3 p.m.

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