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Thanksgiving: Worst Days to Fly

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:37
Jets awaiting takeoff at a crowed SeaTac Jets awaiting takeoff at a crowed SeaTac

TASTE News Service, November 14, 2018 - The TSA predicts that this year, 25 million people will travel in the US for the Thanksgiving holiday - a 7% increase since last year and the busiest travel season on record at some major airports. 

When looking at travel patterns from last year, AirHelp, the world's leading air passenger rights company, found that more than 153,000 flights departed from US airports between the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (November 21, 2017) and the Monday following the holiday (November 27, 2017). Below is more data from last year's Thanksgiving travel period, which can help inform travelers about what to expect this year, especially as tourism grows:

More than 153,000 flights departed from US airports for Thanksgiving last year

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is the worst day to fly, as airports will be the most crowded

Flights taking off between 6:00am - 11:59am experience the fewest disruptions

 

Most Popular Flight Routes:

1. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

2. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) → Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

3. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) → Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

5. Kahului Airport (OGG) → Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

6. Honolulu International Airport (HNL) → Kahului Airport (OGG)

7. New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) → Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX)

8. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → New York John F. Kennedy Int’l Airport (JFK)

9. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → Las Vegas McCarran Int’l Airport (LAS)

10. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) → Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

 

Most Disrupted Flight Routes:1. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

2. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) → Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

3. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) → San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

4. San Diego International Airport (SAN) → San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

5. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) → San Diego International Airport (SAN)

6. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) → Orlando International Airport (MCO)

7. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) → Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)

8. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) → Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

9. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) → San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

10. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Last modified on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:33

 

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