The Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of the holiday travel cycle, and a record number of travelers are expected to take to the roads, the rails and the skies. The Weather Channel has put together a list of airports that lead the pack in terms of weather-related travel delays. The five worst offenders, in order of increasing frequency: Denver (DEN), New York La Guardia (LGA), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO). Sub-optimal runway placement makes EWR particularly vulnerable to wind, while the picturesque fogs push SFO to the top spot.
Fox News describes the outlook for holiday travel in the video below. along with tips on when to travel to avoid the crowds on the return trip.
As always, travelers should draw up contingency plans for schedule disruptions, and be aware and be prepared.
Have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!