Thanksgiving Travel Report: The Most Stressful US Airports are …


Chicago’s Midway was ranked most stressful of 75 airports .

We all want to get home in time for dinner with family on Thanksgiving. And because Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday here in America, most people are locked into specific travel dates.

Little wonder the Wednesday before The Big Eat is invariably the busiest travel day of the year.

Travelling by plane can be stressful enough, but a new survey from InsureMyTrip implies that the airport you depart from can make it even more nerve-wracking.

Researchers at the travel insurance provider have released a ranking of the 75 least stressful US airports for flight cancellations.

Knowing which airports to avoid and how the latest data trends can help travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits can reduce stress levels, says InsureMyTrip.

Hawaii airports are ranked as the least stressful, followed by Salt Lake City and Atlanta.

Chicago airports have endured a rough patch with on-time performance issues. Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and Chicago Midway International (MDW) are currently experiencing the highest cancellation rates in the country, based on available 2019 data.

If a flight is canceled, most airlines will rebook travelers on the next available flight at no additional charge. However, airlines are not required to reimburse travelers for losses incurred as a result of a canceled flight.

Hawaii’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport ranked least stressful.

Each airline has its own flight delay policy for passengers waiting at the airport; there are no federal requirements.

Flights scheduled for departure between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm are more susceptible to delays and cancellations.

Passengers with departing flights at busier airports should consider travel insurance with robust travel delay benefits.

For a full list of the least stressful US airports, go to InsureMyTrip.

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