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Cancelled Flights: Thanksgiving Week at an Airport Near You

Posted by Bart Littlefield on Dec 06, 2013 @ 06:04 PM


So how did Thanksgiving week work out for the airport near you?  Not so good if you were in any of the large parts of America that were badly affected by winter storms – or if you had to fly to or from those wet, windy and snowy locales.

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At FlightView we aggregate and consolidate – and save and report – real-time flight information from hundreds of sources around the world.  So we are among the first to know whether flights will run early, late – or at all.  And we compile all that data to enable airports and airlines to look back, see what happened, find out why, and operate more smoothly the next time weather events mess up the works.

So where were the best and worst places to fly to, from or connect through last week in America?  Which airlines sailed through the storms, and which got whammied?  Get our Airports On-Time Performance Report for the Week of November 23-30

Here are some interesting items that pop from this week’s report:

  • American Airlines got clobbered by weather the first part of the week, with more than 1,000 flights (about 14%) cancelled systemwide on Sunday and Monday before Thanksgiving.  Most of those flights were to/from DFW.
  • So, not surprisingly, DFW, virtually shut down on Monday and some of Tuesday, heads the list of North American airports with the highest percentage of flight cancellations for the week (8.5% of scheduled flights).
  • Always sunny HNL topped the list of On Time Arrivals with 86.8% of flights arriving within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival.  SDF fared the worst of the largest airports with fewer than 2/3 of its flights arriving within 15 minutes of schedule.
  • Of the largest airports, Detroit Metropolitan had the best departure performance with 68.2% of its flights departing on or before schedule, barely edging out Minneapolis/St. Paul (67.5%). 

Download the complete Airports On-Time Performance Report for last week and see how flights to and from an airport near you fared over Thanksgiving.


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