Vegas features prominently in a recent study of popular destinations for President’s Day Weekend – thankfully without the delays!

Air travel on Presidents’ Day weekend hit a record high in 2018, with more than 14 million people traveling by plane. When looking at travel patterns from last year, AirHelp – the world’s leading air passenger rights company – found that Friday, February 16th was the busiest travel day within this weekend.

Below is more data from last year’s Presidents’ Day Weekend travel period from Thursday, February 15 – Tuesday, February 20, 2018, which can help inform travelers about what to expect this year, especially as tourism continues to grow.

Busiest travel day: Friday, February 16th

Number of disrupted passengers: Around 3.3 million

Number of disrupted flights: Around 33,400

10 most popular flight routes were:

  1. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  2. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) → Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  3. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) → Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  4. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) →New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  5. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → New York J F Kennedy International Apt  (JFK)
  6. New York J F Kennedy International Apt  (JFK) → Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  7. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → Las Vegas McCarran International Apt (LAS)
  8. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) → Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  9. Kahului Airport (OGG) → Honolulu Airport (HNL)  
  10. Honolulu Airport (HNL) → Kahului Airport (OGG)

10 most disrupted flight routes were:

  1. Denver International Airport (DEN) → Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)   
  2. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) → Toronto Lester B Pearson International Airport (YYZ)          
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul Intnl Airport (MSP) → Phoenix Sky Harbor Intnl Airport (PHX)
  4. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) → Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)          
  5. Salt Lake City (SLC) → Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)    
  6. Dallas Love Field (DAL) → Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)         
  7. Denver International Airport (DEN) → Salt Lake City (SLC)                            
  8. Kahului (OGG) → Honolulu (HNL)            
  9. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) → Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)  
  10. San Diego International Airport (SAN) → Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)              

As Americans prepare to travel for Presidents’ Day Weekend this year, would you consider sharing the above data from 2018? I can also connect you with the AirHelp team to discuss the following:

  • Best days and times to travel for Labor Day Weekend and other busy travel periods
  • How much money US passengers can claim in compensation from airlines for disrupted flights
  • The on-time performance of different US airlines and airports
  • And more!

Story? What To Expect While Traveling Presidents’ Day Weekend

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