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Old 02-16-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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Which airports in the USA can brag the lowest rates of flight cancellations due to weather. Now, anything in the northeast can't be on the list because of all the snowstorms & freezing rain. I'd think Chicago would be bad too. San Fran might be bad because of the fog & Florida/Texas because of the thunderstorms, but I don't know.

So which are the good ones ? I wonder who can point me in the right direction of where to find this information.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: IAH
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I don't know about cancellations. On-time statistics are pretty easy to find.
2011 Arrival - RITA | BTS | Table 4 - Ranking of Major Airport On-Time Arrival Performance Year-to-date through December 2011 (http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/2011_12/html/table_04.html - broken link)
2011 Departure - RITA | BTS | Table 6 - Ranking of Major Airport On-Time Departure Performance Year-to-date through December 2011 (http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/2011_12/html/table_06.html - broken link)
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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Also, remember it can be bright and sunny all over the country except for one major hub and everything goes awry all over the country. For instance, the northeast (BOS-NYC) getting slammed by a snowstorm will have an enormous ripple effect across the country, from Atlanta to LA. The hub and spoke system that most carriers use means that weather delays are not isolated to one airport.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I think Minneapolis is pretty good despite their bad weather because they are always prepared for it. In 10 years I don't remember the airport ever shutting down.

O'Hare has to be the worst! They shut down if a speck of dust falls on the runway.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I seem to remember that Honolulu of the Class B airports has the lowest cancellations due to weather. I would think airports like Vegas, Phoenix have low weather cancellations also.
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