Memorial Day Weekend: Days and routes travelers should avoid flying

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More than 43 million Americans are expected to travel for Memorial Day Weekend this year, and based on 2018 data, travel experts found more than 25,553 flights were disrupted, impacting more than 2.5 million U.S. air passengers, with Friday, May 25 as the busiest travel day as people head out of town for the weekend.

Below is data from last year’s Memorial Day Weekend travel, which can help inform passengers about what to expect this year.

• In 2018, the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, was the busiest airport travel day

• Over 2.5 million passengers in the US experienced flight disruptions from more 25,553 disrupted flights

• Over 17% of all flights from Memorial Day Weekend in 2018 were disrupted, experiencing delays or cancellations

• The top ten most disrupted flight routes included:

1. Los Angeles International Airport → San Francisco International Airport
2. San Francisco International Airport → Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
3. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport → San Francisco International Airport
4. Denver International Airport → San Francisco International Airport
5. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport → Fort Lauderdale International Airport
6. San Diego International Airport → San Francisco International Airport
7. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport → Los Angeles International Airport
8. Orlando International Airport → Newark Liberty International Airport
9. Newark Liberty International Airport → Fort Lauderdale International Airport
10. J F Kennedy International Airport → San Francisco International Airport

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