Holiday Travel Alert: Check for Delays

Today (Dec. 27) is one of the busier travel days of the year due to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday crush. Add in the ever-present possibility of extreme winter weather and that can equal flight delays.

As of approximately 5:30pm eastern time, FlightStats was reporting significant flight delays in the following airports:

Most Flight Delays

  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Philadelphia
  • New York City/Newark

What to Do When Your Flight is Canceled or Delayed

Some Flight Delays

Fewer but still significant flight delays were seen at various times in Tampa, Greensboro, Syracuse and Manchester, New Hampshire. Also worth watching: San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and a few others.

Travelers are advised to get to the airport with plenty of time to spare – perhaps an extra half hour earlier than normal – and be sure you have your airline’s phone number in your mobile, while elite miles members should have their special hotline number at hand, just in case of any difficulties or flight changes.

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Published: December 27, 2011