32 worst airports for holiday travel

Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 18, 2016

Anyone who has ever had to travel during the holidays knows it can be a real hassle.

Airports are already packed with everyone else trying to visit relatives.

And the time of year also coincides with the first few snowfalls of the winter season, which can mean flight delays and cancellations.

RELATED: Storm Shield app provides life-saving weather alerts
RELATED: SnowCast tells how much snow will fall at your location

For this particular list, we looked at all the flights beginning on the Monday before Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve for the last 10 years, and we counted how many of those were delayed or cancelled because of bad weather.

Only major airports were included in the list since that's where most people will be flying over the next six weeks.

Smaller regional and municipal airports typically have fewer flights and are more likely to be less equipped to handle any inclement weather, so it's no surprise these airports had the highest percentage of delayed and cancelled flights.

The absolute worst three were three of these smaller airports: Friedman Memorial in Hailey, Idaho; Mammoth Yosemite in Mammoth Lakes, California; and Dubuque Regional in Dubuque, Iowa. All three had delays or cancellations in double-digit percentages.

Fortunately, the worst major airport still only delayed or cancelled less than 10 percent of its flights.

Follow Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyersvia the Storm Shield appon Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are. Named by one of the best weather apps for your iPhone.