Baltimore/Washington International has been voted one of the United States Worst Airports

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According to The Bureau of Transportations Statistics, there were 1,042,056 delayed flights in the US in 2022, but which airport had the most?

Vacation experts at Family Destinations Guide have used data from the Bureau of Transportations Statistics to reveal the best (and worst) airports for travel in the US in 2022 by comparing the number of delays in every airport in the US.

The worst airports for travel in 2022:

Airport

Location

Flights delayed in 2022 (%)

Flights on time in 2022 (%)

Flights canceled in 2022 (%)

Flight Operations in 2022

Orlando International Airport

Orlando, Florida

28.24

67.81

3.52

108,330

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark, New Jersey

26.51

67.07

5.94

95,832

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

26.1

70.39

3.1

63,250

Tampa International Airport

Tampa, Florida

25.48

70.5

3.63

54,909

Miami International Airport

Miami, Florida

24.4

71.92

3.29

82,341

Harry Reid International Airport

Las Vegas, Nevada

24.34

73.51

1.96

129,093

Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago, Illinois

24.11

72.78

2.81

56,186

John F. Kennedy International Airport

New York, New York

24.08

71.21

4.42

102,500

Boston Logan International Airport

Boston, Massachusetts

23.33

72.57

3.94

101,702

Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Baltimore, Maryland

22.41

73.86

3.56

64,155

Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, takes first place as the worst airport for travel in 2022, with over a quarter of flights, 28%, delayed. Out of 108,330 operating flights in 2022, over 30,000 were delayed.

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was the second worst airport for travel in 2022, with 26% of flights being delayed. 5% of flights were canceled at this airport, the highest in the US in 2022.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida follows closely behind in third place, with 26% of flights canceled.

The study by Family Destinations Guide also revealed the airports with the fewest delays.

The best airports for travel in 2022:

Airport

Location

Flights delayed in 2022 (%)

Flights on time in 2022 (%)

Flights canceled in 2022 (%)

Flight Operations in 2022

Salt Lake City International Airport

Salt Lake City, Utah

14.18

84.7

1.02

83,390

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Atlanta, Georgia

16.19

81.88

1.73

237,601

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle, Washington

16.49

81.51

1.79

131,027

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Minneapolis, Minnesota

16.51

81.84

1.5

91,334

Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Detroit, Michigan

16.63

81.12

2.2

96,324

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco, California

16.64

81.58

1.65

97,638

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Houston, Texas

16.67

80.79

2.23

93,954

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Charlotte, North Carolina

17.93

78.53

3.28

144,760

Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington DC

18

78.79

2.98

41,898

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, Illinois

18.13

78.44

3.13

196,925

Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah was the best airport for travel in 2022, with just 14% of flights delayed.

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta was the second-best, with just over 16% of flights delayed, followed by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, which was also 16%.

A spokesperson from Family Destinations Guide said: “Flight delays can be stressful, especially if you travel with young children. Delays and cancellations happen for different reasons. It could be bad weather, airport equipment malfunction, or government shutdowns.

“However, there are ways to avoid flight delays. Flights earlier in the day tend to have fewer delays, so try and book an early flight when possible. You could also try and book flights in the middle of the week, on a Tuesday or Wednesday, rather than a weekend, as fewer people travel on these days.

“Try and book a non-stop route rather than a layover, as you’re more likely to encounter delays if you need to stop at an additional airport. You can also check the weather before your flight. If bad weather is predicted, this could cause delays or cancellations. Make sure you do this before you head to the airport.”

One thought on “Baltimore/Washington International has been voted one of the United States Worst Airports

  • January 18, 2023 at 1:47 PM
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    Are there any solutions or alternatives?) I doubt

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