Best and worst airports for Christmas travel

Six of the Top 10 are in the South

Best and worst airports for holiday travel

(RNN) – Christmas week is usually one of the busiest travel times of the year.

And it can be pretty daunting, depending on what airport you’re flying out of, as well as when and where.

The folks at Treetopia looked at government data from 2017 and analyzed every departing flight at the 50 busiest airports in the country to figure out which airports, routes and airlines had the highest percentage of delays and cancellations. They also calculated each one’s average delay time. (Note: The highest rated airline for holiday travel last year no longer exists. Virgin America is now a part of Alaska Airlines.)

Here’s the list:

Best and worst airports

The best: George Bush Airport Houston

The worst: Dallas Love Field

Best and worst days to travel

The best: Christmas Eve

The worst: 5 days after Christmas (Dec. 30)

Best and worst routes for Christmas

The best: New Orleans to Houston

The worst: Dallas to San Antonio

Best and worst airlines

The best: Virgin America (now a part of Alaska Airlines)

The worst: Southwest Airlines

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