But that's about it. A new list from InsureMyTrip, a site about—obviously—travel insurance, listed 75 U.S. airports by their likelihood of canceling flights and when all the Dept. of Transportation statistics were crunched, one was a clear winner: LaGuardia.
The stats were culled from any airport with over 18,500 flights in 2018. While the cancellation rate in most U.S. airports is a modest 1.62%, at LGA it's been 4 percent.
That's bad enough, but LaGuardia was the champ in this unfortunate competition last year. Here are the top 10:
- LGA New York, NY: LaGuardia
- ORF Norfolk, VA: Norfolk International
- CHS Charleston, SC: Charleston AFB/International
- ROC Rochester, NY: Greater Rochester International
- PHL Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia International
- EWR Newark, NJ: Newark Liberty International
- PVD Providence, RI: Theodore Francis Green
- DCA Washington, DC: Ronald Reagan Washington National
- RIC Richmond, VA: Richmond International
- RDU Raleigh/Durham, NC: Raleigh-Durham International
Where do you want to be to ensure you have a better than average chance of actually getting to where you want to go on time? Salt Lake City International, SLC.
Perhaps the most surprising ranking was Atlanta's massive Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), which clocked in at no. 70. Shockingly, if you end up at Hartsfield, there's a good chance you'll get out again.
LaGuardia is undergoing numerous improvements to the tune of a billion dollars. It'd be nice to think that might lead to a fix for this problem, but you'll probably still need to be prepared to settle in with some snacks for an extra long wait the next time you end up there.