However, during the winter, O’Hare Airport also in Chicago, can have delays of 42%. Denver and Fort Lauderdale also have flight delays of at least one third. Alternatively, Hawaii is the best for on time travel since the weather is generally good year round. Florida ranks poorly since the flights often originate in cold weather locations. Yet the cold weather airports like Minneapolis, Detroit, and Boston have fairly good on time statistics. The list of best on time arrivals and departures is topped by Salt Lake City (a Delta hub) of all places!
World wide, the winner for most delays is Beijing. Back here in the U.S., we had 3809 flight delays on average, and 392 cancellations. And Denver edged out ORD 121 to 116. Beijing had only 66. Some airports with no delays were: Warsaw (Poland), Chippewa, Kodiak, Laramie, Great Falls, and Dar Es’ Salaam. Of course, some of these places only had one or two flights today!
Looking at this a little differently, Southworst Airlines here in the U.S. had 286 delayed flights, Skywest had 238 delays, followed by United with 156 delays, and American with 148 delays. The winner internationally was China Southern with 248 delays, followed by China Eastern with 174 delays, and Air India with 98 delays.
Logic should tell you that non stops will have potentially fewer problems, since hubs like ORD and DEN have the worst weather. Often times, when booking, making a stop (aka direct flight), or a plane change (transfer) will result in a lower fare. It will also result in a greater chance of delays. Or in my case, missing the connecting flight altogether.