According to the travel website Hopper, almost 12 million Americans are anticipated to fly over the Labor Day holiday weekend, with 2.6 million expected daily.
The busiest airports are anticipated to be Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Denver International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport.
According to Hopper, more than 700,000 people are anticipated to board flights out of Atlanta, while more than 500,000 passengers are anticipated to board flights out of Denver and Los Angeles. Additionally, it’s estimated that more than 500,000 people will use the Dallas Fort-Worth airport.
This year, labor day holiday airfare will cost 20% more, according to a report.
According to Hopper’s most recent travel report, “these airports are likewise seeing high flight disruption rates during August, with the majority facing higher than typical delay and cancellation rates.”
This implies that travelers who intend to leave from these airports should be ready for unforeseen delays.
According to Hopper data, each of the aforementioned airports saw average flight delays of more than 20% during the first two weeks of August.
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Hopper, however, looked at the airports that performed the poorest in terms of average delays and cancellations in August in addition to the busiest airports.
With an average of 47% of flights being delayed over the first few weeks of the month, Chicago Midway International Airport topped the list of the worst airports in the nation. In August, there were 5.4% more cancellations than usual. The top three worst airports were Dallas Love Field, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The worst time to travel is during the holiday weekend, which has the busiest airports. 10 p.m. in Atlanta 11 a.m. Denver 8 a.m. in Los Angeles 10 a.m. in Dallas Fort Worth. 6 p.m., New York-JFK. Time in Chicago: 5:00 p.m. 9 AM in Las Vegas. 7 a.m. in Orlando 7 a.m. in Seattle 10 a.m. in Miami. PERFORMANCE DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST REFLECTED BY THE WORST AIRPORTS Chicago Midway: Average cancellation rate: 5.4%; average delay rate: 47%
Baltimore/Washington: 43% on average for delays, 5.1% on average for cancellations
Dallas Love: The typical delay rate is 37%, while the typical cancellation rate is 2.8%.
Newark: Average cancellation rate: 8.0%; average delay rate: 31%
Las Vegas has an average cancellation rate of 3.5% and a delay rate of 34%.
New York-JFK: average cancellation rate 3.5%, average delay rate 33%
In St. Louis, there is an average 31% delay rate and a 3.5% cancellation rate.