AAA says the heaviest traffic volumes, naturally, will hit square in the heart of rush hour, specifically on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m, essentially all day Wednesday, Nov. 22 (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and again on Sunday, Nov. 26, from noon until 8 p.m.
Airlines for America, a commercial aviation lobbying group, says the nation’s carriers will ferry 28.5 million passengers during the Thanksgiving season—an average of 86,000 additional seats per day.
In its listing of the best and worst airports in terms of on-time performance, RewardExpert says that if you have to connect, better to do so in the Southeast rather than some of the nation’s bigger metropolitan areas.
Honolulu (HNL) – with a 91.5% on-time performance Atlanta Hartsfield (ATL) – 86.9% Charlotte Douglas (CLT) -86.6% Southwest Florida International (RSW) – 86.1% Salt Lake City (SLC) – 85.4%
San Francisco (SFO) – 75.5% on-time performance Newark Liberty (EWR) – 78.7% Oakland (OAK) – 78.8% Houston Hobby (HOU) – 79.6% Sacramento (SMF) – 79.8%
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