Midway reported worst American airport for your Thanksgiving travel

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To no one’s surprise — flying during Thanksgiving is not a joyful venture.

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But if there is something Chicagoans love more than hotdogs with no ketchup — it is our grouchiness being validated and this year, we are in luck.

According to a recent study, Midway made it to the top of the list for the worst airport in America to fly out of over Thanksgiving weekend; O’Hare is the ninth worst.

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The study compiled data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics collected over the past five years (from 2012–2016) regarding airplane departure delays nationwide.

According to the study, 24% of departures from Midway International Airport get delayed during the Thanksgiving travel season, with an average delay time of 55 minutes. O’Hare only see 19% of its Thanksgiving flights delayed, but has an average 64-minute delay.

Outside of Chicago, Oakland International and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airports come in a close second, with 23% of departures delayed.

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Southwest Airlines has the highest percentage of flights delayed at 23%. Since Southwest only flies out of MDW (and not O’Hare), that airline could be to blame for the South Side runway lag.

While O’Hare might be a gigantic United hub – in this case: bigger is better. The study was compiled by Elite Fixtures and you can see the rest, below!

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