Unless you're really into Tortas Frontera, don’t fly from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. That advice isn't exactly reinventing the luggage cart, but in fact, the country's third-busiest airport is also the worst when it comes to delays. At least there's guacamole?
Hopper crunched data from this year’s flight searches and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to find the 20 busiest US airports plagued by delays, and O'Hare came out the worst, with 42% of its flights delayed. If O'Hare were a baseball player, it'd be an incredible hitter. Unfortunately, it's more like an everyday starter for the Cubs.
You’ll also want to avoid visiting grandma in Fort Lauderdale; 38% of flights don’t depart on time at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, making it the nation’s second worst. Crap weather in other parts of the country spills over to Florida, too, since it's so popular in the winter.
Tied in third place, Newark Liberty International Airport and Denver International Airport have 37% of flight delays apiece. Basically, you can't win in any region. Unless you're on the West Coast. And in that case, why would you ever leave during the winter?
To see which other airports make life hell, check out the handy map below. Hint: steer clear of the big red/purple dots!