June 2018

10 11 OPENING LINES I n an effort to help empower passengers to make more informed decisions while travel- ing during the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season (June-October), InsureMyTrip predicts which US airports are most prone to delays and cancel- lations and what passengers should know about airline policies. SUMMARY: n Researchers ranked the on-time performance for the busiest airports in the Eastern US, the part of the country that is most impacted by tropical storms. n Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Air- port is ranked the best overall for handling delays and cancellations during hurricane season. It is also the busiest. n Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, and John F. Kennedy International are ranked the worst overall for delays and cancella- 1 Newark, NJ: Newark Liberty International 2 New York, NY: LaGuardia 3 New York, NY: John F. Kennedy International 4 Houston, TX: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston 5 Washington, DC: Ronald Reagan Washington National 6 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: Dallas/ Fort Worth International 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL: Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International 8 Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia International 9 Boston, MA: Logan International 10 Baltimore, MD: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall 11 Dallas, TX: Dallas Love Field 12 Orlando, FL: Orlando International 13 Houston, TX: William P Hobby 14 Miami, FL: Miami International 15 Washington, DC: Washington Dulles International 16 Fort Myers, FL: Southwest Florida International 17 Raleigh/Durham, NC: Raleigh- Durham International 18 Austin, TX: Austin - Bergstrom International 19 Tampa, FL: Tampa International 20 Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Douglas International 21 Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh International 22 Nashville, TN: Nashville International 23 San Antonio, TX: San Antonio International 24 New Orleans, LA: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International 25 Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International OVERALL RANKING (Worst to Best) REPORT: US AIRPORTS PRONE TO FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS THIS HURRICANE SEASON tions during hurricane season. All three airports are twice as likely to report a weather delay than any other airport on the list. Passengers should anticipate flight disruptions when a storm develops. Nationwide, flight cancel- lations soared for major US airports in August and September last year due to storms.  This list ranks the overall on-time performance for the 25 busiest airports in the Eastern US during hurricane season.