Worst Airports for Travel This Season

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While no airport is guaranteed to get all its flights out on time, some are expected to be worse than others this season. So be especially wary if your attendees or speakers have to travel from or through certain airports.

Here’s the just-released scoop from Forbes of the nation’s best and worst airports this season, based on an analysis of the 100 busiest airports and eight of its largest national airlines and scored on key metrics, including customer complaints, flight delays and cancellations, mishandled baggage, recent increases in ticket costs and more.

  1. Westchester County, New York
  2. Ted Stevens Anchorage International, Alaska
  3. McGhee Tyson, Tennessee
  4. Bozeman Yellowstone International, Montana
  5. The Eastern Iowa Airport, Iowa
  6. Orlando Sanford International
  7. San Francisco International
  8. Norfolk International
  9. Gerald R. Ford International (Grand Rapids)
  10. Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisc.

CNN also compiles a list of the airports with the highest percentage of delayed flights. They are:

  1. Chicago Midway International: 36%
  2. Orlando International 33%
  3. John F. Kennedy International: 31.1%
  4. Newark Liberty International: 30%
  5. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall: 30%
  6. Miami International: 28.3%
  7. Charlotte Douglas International: 27.8%
  8. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International: 27.2%
  9. Denver International: 27.2%
  10. Harry Reid International (Las Vegas): 26.7%

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.