Newark Tops Worst Airport List

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2009 8:14 AM CDT
In this 2008 file photo, a US Airways aircraft lands at Newark (NJ) Liberty International Airport.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With summer vacations increasing your chances of an extended stay at an airport, Travel + Leisure offers its annual list of airports likely to leave you grounded. The good news? Airports are getting better; even this year’s “winner” improved its delays by 3%. The list:

  1. Newark: That 3% boost wasn't enough; it’s the only airport to delay 30% of its flights.

  1. Chicago O'Hare: Thanks to a new runway, it had a whopping 8% fewer delays this year, the biggest mover on the list, but at 27%, dropped only one spot.
  2. Miami: Improved by 5%, to 23%, but retained its spot from last year.
  3. Dallas, New York (tie): It’s actually a three-way draw. New York's JFK and LaGuardia saw 24% of flights delayed, though all did better than last year.
  4. San Francisco:  Improved 3%, but only to 27%.
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